Champions League: Ronaldo Double as Real Down PSG; Liverpool Blitz Porto

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their blockbuster Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Ronaldo picked up from his hat-trick in  La Liga over the weekend by scoring his 100th Champions League goal for the title-holders from the penalty spot late in the first half to draw his side level after Adrien Rabiot had fired the visitors ahead following a Neymar assist.

The reigning ballon d’Or holder then turned the ball home from close range seven minutes from time after good work from substitute Marco Asensio down the left, before Marcelo scored a crucial third to give Zinedine Zidane’s men the advantage ahead of the return-leg at the Parc des Princes on March 6.

At the Estadio do Dragao, Sadio Mane scored a devastating treble in Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Porto to send the Reds on course for the Champions League quarterfinals.

Mane fired the away side ahead in the first leg of the last-16 clash, before Mohamed Salah’s audacious skill and finish for his 30th goal of the season quickly made it two.

The Senegalese forward slotted in his second after a wrecking Liverpool counter-attack, with the impressive Roberto Firmino adding his name to the scoresheet with 20 minutes to play, before Mane’s blistering strike completed his first European hat-trick and a rapturous night for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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