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Sources: Barcelona president wants PSG to knock out Real Madrid in the UCL

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Real Madrid are set to host Paris Saint-Germain later this evening, hoping to overturn a one-goal deficit. It is a must-win encounter for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, especially given how the club have underperformed in the Champions League in recent years.

While Kylian Mbappe remains a doubt heading into the fixture, Barcelona fans will be keeping a close eye on the encounter, as former stars Lionel Messi and Neymar travel to Santiago Bernabeu, hoping to dislodge Los Blancos from the Champions League.

Speaking ahead of the game, Neymar has revealed that he was close to joining Real Madrid when he was 13. But the Brazilian later confessed his love to Barcelona.

According to MARCA, Joan Laporta was heard reacting to tonight’s game. It appears the Barcelona president is rooting for a PSG victory over the Whites.

However, the 59-year-old doesn’t want Les Parisiens to lift the UEFA Champions League title come May.

The Parisian juggernaut have famously never lifted the coveted tournament, even under the QSI era. They notably reached the final under Thomas Tuchel in 2020 but were narrowly beaten by Bayern Munich.

Nevertheless, PSG remain one of the favourites to lift the Champions League this term, along with Bayern and the four English clubs.

Real Madrid, though, will be looking to put an end to their aspirations, as Ancelotti and co. look to overturn the slender lead. A 2-0 victory at the Bernabeu should be enough to book a place in the quarterfinals.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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