Paris Saint-Germain’s wait to win the Champions League goes on after a collapse against Real Madrid.
An hour into the second leg at the Bernabeu, PSG looked to be cruising through to the quarter finals of the competition.
Kylian Mbappe had added to his first leg strike to put the French side 2-0 ahead on aggregate. It would another almighty PSG collapse for them to mess it up.
But that’s exactly what happened.
Real Madrid were given hope after an awful mistake by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Italian goalkeeper held onto the ball for far too long and was dispossessed by Karim Benzema. The ball fell to Vinicius Jr. who squared it to his French teammate who made the PSG goalkeeper pay.
donnarumma 😹pic.twitter.com/WQqqJosCri— Karim (@Futball_Karim) March 9, 2022
PSG held firm for the next 15 minutes but then came another mistake.
Okay, this one happened 70 yards away from the PSG goal but Neymar giving the ball away to Luka Modric proved to be pivotal. The Croat produced an incredible run playing ball a through ball to Vinicius. The Brazilian returned the ball to Modric who then assisted Benzema with an incredible pass.
BENZEMA 2-1 – Fans Sound pic.twitter.com/k4LkxObAQL— ziz (@ooVWorld) March 10, 2022
Within seconds of the restart, Benzema completed his hat-trick and completed a quite amazing comeback.
But for PSG, it was another painful end to the Champions League campaign.
Reports detailing the fallout emerged immediately after the final whistle.
We’ve already explained how PSG president Al-Khelaifi reportedly lost his head after the match and confronted officials.
But it wasn’t just the president getting angry. The players were pretty fuming too.
And now, a report suggests that goalkeeper Donnarumma and Neymar clashed inside the dressing room afterwards.
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Neymar and Donnarumma clash in dressing room
According to Marca, Neymar confronted his teammate for the role he played in Real Madrid’s first goal. However, instead of holding his hands up, Donnarumma then called out Neymar for giving the ball away for the second goal.
The argument then escalated and teammates had to separate them before they came to blows.
The French side were clearly angry at throwing away their 2-0 lead with half an hour remaining – and you can’t exactly blame them.
Their wait for a Champions League triumph goes on…