Real Madrid's impossible comebacks against PSG in European football history

In the early 1990s, the two sides met in the UEFA and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and Real Madrid were unable to get through the play-offs
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The Real Madrid that travelled to the Parc des Princes in Paris led by Ancelotti, Benzema or Vinicius has a bad precedent in the football of the 90s and the last moments of the Quinta del Buitre.

In the 1992-1993 season, Benito Floro's Real Madrid reached the month of March in a La Liga battle with Barcelona and Arsenio Iglesias' Deportivo de la Coruña. That season, the club was immersed in the UEFA Cup, which had been played with direct knockout rounds since September. A mistake could have been fatal, but Los Blancos were able to beat Timisoara in the first round, Torpedo Moscow in the round of 32, Vitesse in the round of 16, until it was time to meet Artur Jorge's Paris Saint-Germain.

On 2 March 1993, the first leg was played at the Santiago Bernabéu. Butragueño and Zamorano made it 2-0 after half an hour and in the 89th minute Michel made it 3-0 with a penalty. Buyo, Sanchís, Nando, Ramis, Lasa, Luis Enrique, Milla and Hierro completed Floro's starting eleven. On the bench were Esnáider and Llorente, who would have minutes, along with Jaro, Chendo and Alfonso.

They did not have a very worthy opponent for that match, although they had good players who would make a name for themselves in the Olympus years later. Goalkeeper Bernard Lama, Weah, Ginola, Dutruel as a substitute or Paul Le Guen. Even Alain Roche saw red in the 89th minute.

Real Madrid won their next Liga match 1-2 against Valencia and drew 2-2 with Logroñés. On 18 March they travelled to the Parc des Princes in Paris for the return leg to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.
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Floro's line-up had new faces compared to the first leg. Brazilian centre-back Rocha and midfielder Robert Prosinečki came in.

Hungarian referee Sándor Puhl was the witness of the match. Weah pulled one back in the 33rd minute after a mistake by Buyo and the game went to the break. Villarroya came on in the 65th minute as a premonition of the hurricane that was to be unleashed in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Ginola made it 2-0 in the 81st minute and Valdo made it 3-0 in the 87th minute. Real Madrid put their foot down with a goal by Zamorano in the 93rd minute, but in the 94th minute tragedy struck with a header by Kombouaré.

That match had already started badly in the build-up with a monumental blunder that could have cost Real Madrid dearly. UEFA did not allow four foreign players to be fielded and Floro told a press conference the day before that Esnáider would be on the bench. In the end, the Argentinian ended up in the stands and Real Madrid were confused in their statements as the coach claimed that he travelled because of Prosinečki's physical problems while president Ramón Mendoza commented that he went to the stands because of "gastroenteritis".

Real Madrid would have little reason to celebrate. They won the Copa del Rey against Zaragoza, but lost the second Tenerife League to Barcelona.

The following season, with Del Bosque on the bench, was not the best European season for Los Blancos either. It was time for the European Cup Winners' Cup. Lugano and Innsbruck Tyrol were the first White victims until PSG arrived. At the Bernabéu, Weah scored the definitive 1-0. In the second leg, Butragueño's 0-1 was not enough to beat Ricardo's goal in 51. A bad season that ended with a fourth place finish in La Liga.