Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Real Madrid for their first leg in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League tie. The capital club will look to make another finals appearance this season, and they’ll need to go through the Spanish club.
According to the Spanish media outlet, Lionel Messi was most eager to face Los Blancos, considering the 34-year-old has had numerous moments scoring against FC Barcelona’s rival.
Messi has faced off against Real Madrid on 45 occasions, scoring 26 goals and registering 14 assists, so it might explain why the Argentine is eager to play an opponent he’s familiar with since his time in Spain.
The former Barcelona player hopes to be the piece that can help PSG win the Champions League, and it begins with eliminating an old rival.