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UEFA Champions League: PSG 1-2 Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League: PSG 1-2 Real Madrid

However, question marks remain over Verratti's composure, underlined by his sending off in the second half on Tuesday: a second yellow card for vehemently remonstrating with the referee.

Video footage appeared to show Alves rubbing his nose with his fingers and then wiping them on Ronaldo's sleeve. I didn't know what was going on.

That was because the result of the tie was never in doubt following the Reds' 5-0 mauling of the Portuguese giants in the first leg.

There are not too many instances at the highest level of European football where a team can go from playing a game in front of 46,585 supporters to another four days later that will be attended by - at most - little more than 7,000, but that will be the case when Eibar host Real Madrid on Saturday.

The win put Madrid in the last eight for the eighth season running, the second best run in the competition's history behind Barcelona's 10 consecutive. In the absence of Neymar they look an ordinary side lacking in self-belief.

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The European champions stayed on course to defend their trophy thanks to a 5-2 aggregate victory against the big-spending French league leaders.

Trailing 1-0 in the first leg, Zidane turned the match around by replacing Casemiro and Isco with Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio.

Cristiano Ronaldo sent Madrid on its way in Paris with a 51st-minute header.

Madrid also raised a complaint to UEFA for the ultras' behaviour on the night before the game when they were acting rowdily outside the team's hotel. "That's why it's hard to accept we failed that miserably today", Draxler said. "That's not how you beat Real Madrid".

Added to a lack of composure from key players is a casual code of conduct behind the scenes. The suspicion about the side all season, though, has been that it's a team that is great at hammering weaker sides but rather less equipped when it comes to a battle.