After more than two months hibernating after the group stage was the Champions League football back with åttondelsfinalerna, in the form of a kick-start with stormötet between Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford.
If not, the audience was psyched and in flames for it so at least the players during the first half – which have not produced any goals but nevertheless five yellow cards.
Unnecessary late tackles and cynical pushes into the advertising boards reflected a harsh, grumpy and chansfattigt the first half.
But of all the kortbelastade players would also score a goal.
Presnel Kimpembe was correctly positioned to the far post after Angel Di Maria's precise corner kick reached his feet in the 54th minute. And the goal was as transparent as the frenchman was unmarked.
Open the offensive floodgates to Paris.
just Over six minutes after the 1-0 goal, reached a low approach Kylian Mbappé, who ran afoul of Victor Nilsson Lindelöf and could easily roll into 2-0.
then followed, both the one and two chances where Unitedmålvakten David De Gea was forced to toil hard for this allowance.
The Spanish burväktarens law saw there and then not like the ratings that obesegrat won ten of eleven matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over tränarrodret in december.
and a glimmer of hope was fruitless, and a usually smiling Norwegian in tränarbänken saw was worse than what he ever made as coach of the club.
When the final whistle went could Solskjær conclude that a hefty uphill must be climbed in Paris for the two weeks of his United to reach the quarter-finals.
in Addition, you get to do it without the now suspended names Paul Pogba, who received a second yellow card in the final minutes.
at the same time in Rome so got a vadskadad Robin Olsen see the talented Nicolo Zaniolo be great matchhjälte for their Roma in the 2-1 win at home against Porto.
first half, got 19-year-old twice, First with a balanced finish in minute 70, which gave the 1-0. Six minutes later, he had also become tvåmålsskytt after having used a försvarsretur.
the Olsens replacement in goal, Antonio Mirante, would not be able to keep a clean sheet.
the Spanish striker Adrian drilled into an important away goal in the 79th minute, which means an open and uncertain rematch in Portugal.