Real Madrid left it late to knock the stuffing out of PSG but they certainly did just that at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace and Marcelo gave them a 3-1 lead going into the second leg in two weeks time after Adrien Rabiot had given the visitors the lead.
Rabiot buried a shot to the back of the net on 33 minutes after Mbappé sent a lethal ball into the box. Ronaldo had that goal pulled back before half-time though when Gio Lo Celso, making his first Champions League start, pulled back Toni Kroos in the penalty area on 45 miutes. Ronaldo buried the penalty and it was a blow to PSG.
After PSG had looked to take control of the game, Zidane introduced Bale, Asensio and Vazquez and the pay-off was almost immediate. Ronaldo kneed home an Asensio cross after 83 minutes and Marcelo made it three just three minutes later to send the Bernabeu in raptures.
Unai Emery disappeared down the tunnel after the game and will be scratching his head as to how this keeps happening to his side. He needs answers to that question and will need a miracle on the return to Parc des Princes in two weeks time.