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Marco Asensio came off the bench after 79 minutes of Real Madrid v PSG and completely changed the course of the tie

Did you know that Marco Asensio’s last name is actually Willemsen?

Honestly, check Wikipedia.

But enough of the pleasantries. We’re here to talk about football.


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It should really say Willemsen

With 79 minutes on the clock and the scores tied at 1-1 between Real Madrid and PSG Zinedine Zidane turned to his bench.

Exiting the Champions League would almost certainly be curtains for Zizou’s job.

He turned to Asensio. His decision might just have staved off a trip to the job centre.

Gilet under jacket. Flair

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Gilet under jacket. Flair

Asensio entered the pitch in the 79th minute.

Four minutes later he had set up Cristiano Ronaldo to make it 2-1 and nudge Madrid ahead.

Three minutes after that he assisted Marcelo to make it 3-1 and give Madrid some breathing room.

Little and large

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Little and large

It’s worth remembering that Asensio is still only 22.

He’s already won a La Liga title, Champions League medal, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups.

The good news for Spain, and bad news for the rest of the world, is that he’ll potentially be linking up with Isco, Thiago, David Silva, Sergio Busquets and Andres…



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