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Dijon respond on Twitter after Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot criticises his attacking teammates following loss to Real Madrid

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After being tipped as one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season, it all went wrong for Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid on Wednesday. 

Of course, the Bernabeu is perhaps the toughest place to visit in Europe, so when the last-16 draw was made in December, Madrid vs PSG was marked in every football fans calendar. 

The French side, led by the deadly attacking trio of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, were one of only a few sides in recent years to go into a match against Madrid as favourites. 

And understandably so. PSG topped their Champions League group, winning five of the six fixtures and they're also 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, losing only two games so far this season.

Their form is contrasted to that of the European champions, with Madrid stuttering so far this year.

They qualified second from their group to reach the last-16 tie against PSG and are fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona. 

So Wednesday's game was expected to go PSG's way, with many expecting them to take a lead, or at least a draw, back to the Parc des Princes. 

But they lost 3-1, proving that you can never write off Real Madrid, especially in the Champions League. 

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Adrien Rabiot did give PSG an early lead, but he was cancelled out by a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in first-half stoppage time. 

Ronaldo then struck again with less than 10 minutes left, before Marcelo wrapped up a strong victory for the home side. 

And after the game, it's fair to say that Rabiot was not in the best of moods, following a disappointing defeat. 


He criticised his team's front line, which, despite scoring 70 times between them already this term, failed to find the net in Madrid. 

"It’s all well and good putting eight goals past Dijon, but it’s in matches like this that you have to stand up and be counted,” Rabiot told BeIN Sports, per the Mirror.

Ouch. He's not just fired shots at his teammates, but he's also taken a dig at Dijon too. 


The French side that shipped eight against PSG just over a month ago, appeared to take Rabiot's comments much better than his trio of teammates probably will. 

They responded on Twitter, posting a picture of the midfielder's comments, with the caption "We did everything to give PSG confidence before Real Madrid... And this is how they thank us!"

Check it out below. 

It's a brilliant reaction to Rabiot's heated post-match comments, which will no doubt annoy the PSG star even more.  

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