His name will be marked in the annals for eternity as the first player to ever score 100 Champions League goals for one club.
The Champions League holders will take a healthy 3-1 lead to the Parc des Princes on March 6.
However, despite their early dominance, as was the case in the opening 45, PSG's confidence and comfort in possession steadily increased as the minutes passed, although Unai Emery's outfit struggled to find the clinical edge that has served them so well in the opening two thirds of the campaign.
The Ronaldo of 2018 is, of course, much changed to the beast we witnessed from 2010-16.
On the biggest occasion, there is still no one else you'd rather turn to.
"That is what happens".
The tweet included a picture of Rabiot and highlighted his words from an interview that followed their eight-goal win, in which he suggested the Ligue 1 tie was simply a formality. "When you score goals and the team wins, it is always special".
As the first-half ticked by the tempo remained intense, however it was not until shortly before the half-hour mark where either side portrayed danger, with Marcelo almost providing the assist of his career.
Neymar has starred for PSG this season, scoring 28 goals in as many matches across all competitions following the midweek Champions League clash. This was a film executive's idea of football, a game that called to mind the fact that Real Madrid's director general, José Angel Sánchez, has said that the club sees Disney as its model.
"Vital win, " Ramos said after the match.
"We must continue on in this way and defend our Champions League title".
And ultimately, that is exactly what happened.
"Madrid can hurt you with fast transitions".
"At the point of the game when the tide turned, his side had looked a little lost, pinned back in their own half and doing little other than defending the 1-1 scoreline".
Through force of will and unshakeable belief, he is still the Champions League's apex predator.
"I swear to you, crazy but he used to do it".
But Madrid coach Zidane has told them to forget about the next round as he expects more of the same from his Galacticos.
"Everybody played their role", he said.
This trio simply did not have the nous, physicality or diligence to stop the punishing Madrid rampage at the death. "He has always shown he can make the difference".
The pair have been undoubtedly the world's top two players for the better part of a decade, but when it comes to the Champions League, the numbers suggest there is no competition. "We have to be optimistic ahead of the second leg, and play again as we did today, when we created a lot of chances".
Ultimately Zidane's decisions to bring on Lucas Vasquez, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio to push for a winner paid off - they scored two late goals as PSG collapsed.
"It was a very important victory". I didn't see it but they suggested it was.
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