PSG CEO Al-Khelaifi reacts to UCL draw against Real Madrid - FCNaija

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/12/2017

Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi reacted to the UEFA Champions League round of last 16 draws in which Paris will face Real Madrid.

The French giants have been handed a testing draw in the first knockout stage of the 2017-18 competition despite topping their group over Bayern Munich, while Los Blancos pays the price for a slow start to the season that saw them unexpectedly finish runners-up to Tottenham in the group stage.

Real Madrid director reacts to UCL draw against PSG

Unai Emry side must now ready themselves for that test but, with big money invested in the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the Ligue 1 leaders are relishing the opportunity to pit their wits against Cristiano Ronaldo and Co over a two-legged tie.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "We have big respect for Real Madrid. It will be two great matches. The fans will have magic football moments away and at the Parc des Princes. As I always say, we need to be ready to play all the teams and we will be ready."

Since the arrival of their Qatari owners, PSG have been unable to make it past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.

First legs on 13/14 and 20/21 February and at home in the return matches on 6/7 and 13/14 March.