The Paris police made clear on Friday how unhappy they were with the Paris Saint-Germain management after "pyrotechnic devices" twice interrupted the Champions League game against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes.
However, having suffered defeat at this time in last season's Champions League too, they look no closer to winning the competition despite spending over €220m in the summer to land Neymar (and committing another €180m to sign Kylian Mbappe). "We don't know where it's come from or where it's going to end. I thought that was insane back then", Zidane said, as quoted by SportsKeeda.
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid coach): "We played a good game in the first leg and tonight we took care of business, staying well organised".
Neymar's €222m move to PSG appeared extravagant because the world transfer record before last summer was Paul Pogba's €105m return to Manchester United. I think they controlled 60 percent of the game and we didn't do enough with the 40 percent we had.
Two Bernabeu strikes from Ronaldo had given Real a 3-1 lead heading into the second-leg decider in Paris, and the Ballon d'Or holder headed his 117th goal in the history of the competition to help knock out a Neymar-less PSG side on their own turf. "When Real Madrid bought me they paid €72m (a record in 2000), and I thought it was insane". "Obviously it became harder for them when we scored the second goal". The 21-year-old is set to join the Catalans in 2019 with Barcelona paying €30 million to the Brazilian side up front and €10 million further in add-ons. Asensio struck the post as Madrid almost doubled their lead before Edinson Cavani pulled PSG level on the night, when the ball bounced in off his leg from close range without the Uruguayan having to move a muscle.
As they limp out, Real's dream of becoming the first team in more than 40 years to win three successive European Cups remains alive.
PSG are on a mission to win the Champions League, but to also create a team and a club that is teeming with winners.
"We are very frustrated with being eliminated from a major competition", said the Brazil global, who recovered from a thigh injury to play. "As with many other players".