High-flying Real face Wolfsburg

High-flying Real face Wolfsburg

Cash-rich PSG, City in mouth-watering clash

High-flying Real face Wolfsburg
Real Madrid will carry their momentum from Saturday's 'Clasico' victory over rivals Barcelona into their Champions League quarterfinal first leg at struggling VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday, coach Zinedine Zidane said.

Real scored their first league win at the Nou Camp since 2012, inflicting the first home defeat for Barcelona since February 2015.

"It is very important to have got the win here for our confidence and for the remainder of the season and with it coming right before our Champions League game in Germany," said Zidane.

"We know just how important the Champions League is and we want to advance, so winning here in Barcelona was very important."

Zidane has every right to be satisfied with the form of Madrid as they aim to keep alive their unbeaten run in this year's competition in the quarterfinals.

They have won six successive games in all competitions since losing 1-0 at home to Atletico on Feb 27.

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in goal-scoring form and Gareth Bale delivering assists, Real are an awe-inspiring prospect for mercurial Wolfsburg, struggling domestically this season.

Last year's Bundesliga runners-up and German Cup winners slumped to a 3-0 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, putting European participation next season at risk.

Wolfsburg, eighth in the Bundesliga, have also been struggling for goals in recent weeks, having scored just once in their last three league matches.

But Bast Dost, their top scorer last season, could make his comeback on Wednesday after being sidelined since January with a broken foot.

Cash-rich battle
It is time to deliver for Paris St Germain and Manchester City as the two mega-rich teams prepare to lock horns in the first leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday.

PSG, who were crowned Ligue 1 champions last month, are attempting to reach the last four for the first time since Qatar Sport Investment started investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the club in 2011.

City, who have been backed by the wealth of Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi for the last eight years, are featuring in the last eight of Europe's biggest club competition for the first time.

PSG geared up for Wednesday's game by thrashing Nice 4-1 while City also warmed up in style with a handsome 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
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