They came from the goal down to make it 3-1 by the end, after Cristiano Ronaldo equalised and then put them ahead, with Marcelo scoring the third and giving the La Liga side – who have been off the boil this season by their recent standards – a good lead ahead of the second leg at the start of March.
Given it’s the only thing they can win, Real Madrid fans were thrilled, and Twitter couldn’t believe the late goals.
All eyes were on Neymar ahead of the game, with the star signing for PSG someone who was supposed to be the next big thing in football and someone who could win the Ballon d’Or after Ronaldo and Messi – but it wasn’t to be – in fact, far from it, with the PSG star lacking at best.
He was panned on Twitter, and all the Ronaldo fans were careful to make their thoughts clear – in fact, the only thing they may agree on with Barcelona fans is that Neymar made a mistake going to PSG and should have stayed at Barcelona.
Best of Twitter
FT: Real Madrid 3-1 PSG***
Real go into the second leg with the advantage!
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in every match of this season’s #UCL fixtures
PSG have a job to do in Paris next month pic.twitter.com/CIxUFDF3GA
— William Hill Betting (@WilliamHill) February 14, 2018
Real Madrid love the champions league
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) February 14, 2018
I thought the actual quality of that Madrid vs PSG game was way below what you’d expect from the players on the teamsheet. And I still think Neymar/Mbappé could turn it round in Paris
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) February 14, 2018
We can blame Emery a great deal for his game management… but the players have to be blamed lack of execution in the last 10′. PSG is that flashy fighter with the KO punch. Only problem… he has a glass jaw.
— Juan G. Arango (@JuanG_Arango) February 14, 2018
— ⓫Abdallah M.⓫ (@Abdallah_rm11) February 14, 2018
PSG really broke transfer records just to leave from the round of 16? pic.twitter.com/B4Vk9oSNos
— Ahmed #Messi (@MessiCuIe) February 14, 2018
Neymar could’ve won everything again at Barça. But he left us for PSG. Now gets beaten 3-1 by a 4th placed Madrid team. Karma
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) February 14, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo had 10 shots this evening, twice as many as the entire PSG front three (Neymar 2, Kylian Mbappé 2, Edinson Cavani 1). pic.twitter.com/Lb94XfoDZC
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) February 14, 2018
Neymar is Overrated lowkey.
He should go back to League 1 to continue showboating and toss the ball up and down.
Barca didn’t even miss him. Fraud.
— Brasco (@BodeThomas_) February 14, 2018
Ronaldo & Marcelo: “We would like to thank every Barca fan who stayed up all night to see our comeback.” pic.twitter.com/gI1w92i5QJ
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) February 14, 2018
Ronaldo barely did anything today but got his team 2 very crucial goals. Neymar wanted us to know he could dribble. LOL. Skills that boys in Ajegunle will do on sand.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) February 14, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo’s numbers is the biggest misleading fact in world football. The funny thing is that it’s not even hard to see he’s not a better football player than Messi and Neymar.
— Aswin (@Zizouology) February 14, 2018