Real Madrid lose Champions League opener for first time since 2005

19 Sep 2019
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Real Madrid have lost their Champions League opener for the first time in 14 years.

Los Blancos were beaten 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a double from Angel Di Maria and a strike from Thomas Meunier.

The last time Real Madrid lost their first game of a Champions League campaign was also in France and also by a 3-0 scoreline.

Goals from John Carew, Juninho and Sylvain Wiltord saw Lyon come out on top at the Stade Gerland during the 2005/06 season.

Vanderlai Luxemburgo’s side managed to reach the knockout stages that year before falling to Arsenal in the last 16.

This defeat to PSG is just Zinedine Zidane‘s fifth as a coach in the Champions League and just his second in the group stages.

Only two of the 64 European champions lost their opening match of their continental campaign.

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