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PSG 1-2 Real Madrid: 5 key stats from the big game

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Modified 07 Mar 2018, 05:34 IST

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Real Madrid beat PSG 2-1 in France

Real Madrid made light work of the much-fancied Paris Saint-Germain to advance into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.

Los Blancos took the game to the hosts, making sure the Parc des Princes was silenced after 90 minutes of thrilling football.

Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro ensured that Edinson Cavani’s effort could only be as good as a consolation as Zinedine Zidane’s men run out 5-2 winners on aggregate.

Here are five key statistics from the game:

#5 Diarra is the fifth player to play for both Madrid and PSG in the CL

Lassana Diarra has joined a list of elite players

Lassana Diarra becomes just the fifth player to don both the Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain jerseys in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The former France international played for the Spanish giants between 2009 and 2012, lining up in the Champions League for Los Blancos.

By playing against his former side on Tuesday, Lass joined Nicolas Anelka, David Beckham, Ángel Di María and Jesé - all of whom are esteemed as players who have played for both Madrid and PSG.

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Published 07 Mar 2018, 05:34 IST
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