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‘Waiting for extraordinary Messi performance at Bernabeu’: Ex-Barcelona player feels Madrid comeback unlikely vs PSG

The March 9 conflict will likewise hold a huge game for Argentine star Lionel Messi who will be once again at the Bernabeu interestingly since he left Barcelona.

Carlo Ancelotti had conceded that Real Madrid performed “gravely” and felt the “analysis was legitimized” after their Champions League rout to Paris Saint-Germain last month. Madrid have since been the better side, winning all their three association matches while PSG went down two times in as many coordinates in spite of the side beginning with Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Angel Di Maria as their assaulting pike. In any case, previous Barcelona midfielder Jofre Mateu feels that a Madrid rebound at home, in the second leg of the round-of-16 conflict, is improbable.

Kylian Mbappe had scored the victor in the 94th moment for PSG at the Parc des Princes, leaving Madrid expecting a recovery at home this week. Notwithstanding, Los Blancos will be without their two vital participants – Casemiro and Ferland Mendy – in the significant tie after they got a yellow card in Paris. Also, Mateu feels that their nonappearance will be a significant test for Madrid who will be facing the “quick players” of the PSG side. Furthermore, the accessibility of Toni Kroos, who had gotten a minor injury, actually stays dubious.

“No, no there is an opportunities without a doubt,” the 42-year-old answered to a question presented by Hindustan Times during a virtual public interview in front of the second leg of the Champion League meeting.

“Everybody is discussing the spiritualists of Bernabeu, there will applaud and chants…so Real Madrid get an opportunity without a doubt. In any case, it is an ideal situation for PSG and a vital test for Real Madrid who will be without Casemiro Mendy we actually don’t know regardless of whether Toni Kroos will be there. So the French group is sitting tight for them with all their quick players, I in all actuality do give Real Madrid an opportunity however an extremely short possibility. It won’t be simple for them yet PSG will be the top choices,” he said.

Assuming Kroos neglects to recuperate, Fede Valverde and Luka Modric are probably going to be Madrid’s focal midfielders while Eduardo Camavinga, who put on a magnificent act against Real Sociedad the earlier evening, will supplant Casemiro.

The March 9 conflict will likewise hold a huge game for Argentine star Lionel Messi who will be once again at the Bernabeu interestingly since he left Barcelona. Furthermore, for the enthusiastic fanatics of the advanced time extraordinary and the strained Madridistas, Messi stays the best visiting player to have played at the Bernabeu. In his 19 visits to the scene, he has won multiple times, drawn threefold and lost multiple times while enlisting eight helps and scoring 15 objectives – including a full go-around and a record run of objectives in five sequential matches at the Bernabeu. Furthermore, Mateu anticipates another such “phenomenal execution” from Messi, yet this time for PSG.

“We have perceived how much analysis Messi has looked in Paris. Furthermore, this match, is presumably the thing Messi has been hanging tight for. In Madrid, at the Bernabeu, Messi plays all around well and has a few decent recollections. What’s more, I think with the benefit and without Casemiro, I am sitting tight for an exceptional exhibition from Messi,” he said.

So are PSG the favourites for the Champions League?

“Totally,” Mateu answered, “Having Mbappe, Messi and Neymar up…and the manner in which they displayed against Real Madrid in the primary match. So likely not the most top choice, but rather certainly in the main three.”

In their two Champions League bunch stage gatherings in 2020, Salzburg were totally demolished with Bayern Munich scoring nine objectives. Notwithstanding, the German club had figured out how to lead against Munich through most of their first-leg round-of-16 conflict before Kingsley Coman tracked down the balancer.

Mateu accepts that Salzburg were right on target with their protection in that game and have to imitate similar when they take on Munich at the Allianz Arena on March 9.

“Right off the bat the score isn’t showing the way that the match went. Yet, I am anticipating the following match. In any case, for Salzburg, they made an enormous improvement in the protective perspective, you know. Since when you are facing Bayern Munich, that should be awesome and Salzburg were extremely cognizant about that and subsequently performed all around well. They should rehash it however they will currently be confronting Bayern in Munich and it won’t be simple,” he said.

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