The 1-0 victory doesn’t show the entire performance by Paris Saint-Germain, who on various occasions could’ve scored if it wasn’t for Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
PSG had 21 total shots, with eight hitting the target on 57-percent possession. Lionel Messi failed to convert a penalty kick opportunity to open the scoring.
Then there was the Belgian shot-stopper who also kept the capital club from scoring on various chances until Kylian Mbappé scored late in the second half.
Following the match, manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke to Canal Plus, where he stated that they were the better squad on Tuesday night and deserved the victory against Real Madrid.
“I am very happy. The performance of the team was very good. Overall, we were better than Real Madrid. We deserved the win. There is still one match left, but it was important to have taken this first step. It was a very good match; we cut their circuit. We put a lot of pressure on the midfield,” Pochettino said.
“We worked a lot to put in place the best strategy to recover the ball as high as possible. And, of course, we controlled the game well for 90 minutes. We suffered very little action. The players deserve the credit; we work for the players. It’s only a matter of time of working together. They have enormous talent. We are very happy for them. It’s a very long time to wait before the return match. We have to be focused on Ligue 1.”