Forget roses and candlelit dinner on Valentine’s Day because in the festival of love all football fans will be reunited as UEFA Champions League fever takes centre stage with the mouthwatering clash of defending champions Real Madrid against Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Continuing their title defence in UEFA Champins League, the Los Blancos will host Unai Emery’s PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Valentine’s Day. According to fans who consider the much-anticipated tie as the match of this season’s UEFA Champions League, the PSG-Real Madrid will bring no celebrations for either sides.
While everyone will be getting drenched in the season of love both sides on the other will be fighting for supremacy on a ‘Bloody Valentine’. Thanks to Zinedine Zidane’s poor performance in Group Stages, both Real Madrid and PSG are surprisingly lined up against each other in the initial stage of the tournament. As the round of 16 phase are played in knockout fashion, 12-times champion Real Madrid are on the brink of an early exit if their current form in cup games are concerned. Struggling Real Madrid have fallen in the La Liga as well where their Clasico rivals FC Barcelona are 17 points ahead than the Spanish League holders.
While their opponents are the dark horses of UEFA Champions League are boosted with the signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar and French sensation Kylian Mbappe. The 19-year old French striker is the youngest player to have reached the 10 goal mark in Europe’s biggest competition. While Neymar along with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani will remain a threat at Bernabeu, Real Madrid will be looking to counter the visitors with the famous BBC attacking trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Real Madrid’s epic clash with PSG on Valentine’s Day: