Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League aspirations went up in smoke for another season as Cristiano Ronaldo sent Real Madrid into the quarter-finals at their expense.
There had been firecrackers outside Madrid’s hotel the night before the game and there were flares behind the goal during the match. The only place PSG lacked fireworks was on the pitch.
And rising out of a smoke-filled goalmouth five minutes into the second half was Ronaldo to head in Lucas Vazquez’ cross.
Ronaldo is congratulated by team-mates Casemiro and Sergio Ramos as Zinedine Zidane’s side reached the last-eight
PSG’s chances were dealt another blow when central midfielder Marco Verratti was shown a second yellow card for dissent
The Italy international trudges from the Parc des Princes pitch as PSG’s Champions League dream went up in smoke
The home side gave themselves a glimmer of hope with 20 minutes to play when the ball hit Edinson Cavani and went in
But the holders booked their place the last-eight for the eighth year running thanks to Casemiro’s winner in the French capital
Cavani looks to the sky in anguish as Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of winning the Champions League were extinguished