The draw for the round of 16 of the 2021/2022 Champions League was surprising, especially when the two European giants had to meet and elbow each other. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid met in the round of 16.

PSG are runners-up in the group in the preliminary round, so they must first host Real Madrid in the first leg. Les Parisiens are scheduled to host El Real at the Parc des Princes, Paris on 16 February 2022.

Then on March 10, 2022, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s team who hosted the game at the Santiago Bernabeu. The duel between the two teams was clearly like a late morning final, considering that they were both star-studded teams.

The thing that is worth waiting for is the return of superstar Lionel Messi to the Santiago Bernabeu as an enemy of Real. This seventh Ballon d’Or winner in 2021 has long received the title of scourge for Los Blancos when he was in Barcelona’s uniform.

The allure in the match later turned out not only to be in the figure of Lionel Messi. There are many other interesting facts concerning the players of both teams to repeat special moments.

Here are a number of interesting facts that will bind the grand match and the early Champions League final between Real Madrid and PSG:

Kylian Mbappe Matches Real Madrid
The figure of Kylian Mbappe had been linked with joining Real Madrid in the 2021 summer transfer window. The PSG star and also the French national team were said to have wanted to leave PSG.

Real Madrid became his main goal and was a dream club since childhood. But his move to the Spanish capital failed. Now he is realizing one of his wishes to get closer to Madrid.

Although he will be against Real Madrid, it is possible that next season, his dream of playing for Los Galacticos has come true. Mbappe has experienced performing at the Santiago Bernabeu and has received a standing ovation.

Return of Sergio Ramos
The meeting between PSG and Real Madrid will also be a special moment for Sergio Ramos. The Spanish star who has long devoted himself to El Real.

However, his contract at Madrid expired last summer, making Ramos choose to leave Real and join PSG. Although so far he has not performed optimally due to injury, Ramos has the opportunity to overcome his former team.

Ramos’ return to the Bernabéu will be historical to also see how the reaction from Madrid fans who have considered him a club legend will be.

The Specter Named Lionel Messi
After his departure from Barcelona, ​​it seems impossible for Lionel Messi to be able to return often to play at the Santiago Bernabeu. But not this time, Messi turned out to be matched again as an eternal enemy of El Real.

The thing that is worth waiting for is the return of superstar Lionel Messi to the Santiago Bernabeu as an enemy of Real. This seventh Ballon d’Or winner in 2021 has long received the title of scourge for Los Blancos when he was in Barcelona’s uniform.

Messi will be the main focus for PSG to make his team like Barcelona, ​​which has embarrassed Madrid several times.

Keylor Navas Returns to Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid once had Keylor Navas as the main goalkeeper and brought many titles to Los Blancos. But now he is gone like Sergio Ramos.

The goalkeeper from Costa Rica is actually an idol for the Santiago Bernabéu public and has already received applause in Madrid’s last meeting against PSG. Now he will repeat the memory again.

Achraf Hakimi Completes Rows of Former El Real
The figure of Achraf Hakimi seems to be the player that Real Madrid wastes the most. The proof is when he played for Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan, it became a deadly weapon.

Last season, the Moroccan player had a chance to taste the atmosphere back at the Santiago Bernabeu, when Inter met Real in the preliminary round. But the fast runner in the right sector was not lucky because Inter lost twice and were knocked out of the Champions League.

By Raufs