Emery: 'PSG 'can compete with Real Madrid''

Facing Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 is a "good draw" for PSG, according to a positive Unai Emery.

PSG, the runaway Ligue 1 leader, was dealt perhaps the toughest possible hand in drawing the reigning champion Real Madrid.   -  AFP

Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery is upbeat over his side's chances of getting past Real Madrid and advancing to the Champions League quarterfinals.

Despite topping Group B, the runaway Ligue 1 leader was dealt perhaps the toughest possible hand in drawing the reigning champion.

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PSG was dumped out in the round of 16 by Barcelona last term as its 4-0 first leg advantage was spectacularly overturned in a 6-5 aggregate defeat.

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Emery is undaunted by a similar challenge this time around.

"I think it is a good draw. I believe we can compete with Real Madrid," Emery told UEFA.com.

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"To make something great in the UEFA Champions League, you need to beat the best teams. The last 16 is a good moment to play such teams.

"We will need to show our character, our tactical skills and our talent. Talent is very important."

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