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Dani Alves: It's time for PSG to win the Champions League



Dani Alves said Paris Saint-Germain have to win the Champions League once and for all this season after their first-leg victory over Manchester United in the last 16 games.

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored in the second half when PSG beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The PSG has dominated nationally in Ligue 1, but the owners of the French club yearn for European success, as they have never won the Champions League.

When asked if the Champions League is the main goal of PSG this season, veteran defender Alves told reporters: "No, we invest because we have money, but it's not essential.

"Our goal is to win all the competitions, we work every day to achieve it, to reach our goals, whether it's the Cup, the Champions or the Ligue 1. But if you can win the Champions, you'll be welcome."

"I think we have to lose our virginity in this competition this season once and for all, we're working hard to achieve it."

United were in the midst of an 11-game unbeaten run since December, but the Red Devils crashed in their first loss under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

PSG also inflicted Europe's biggest loss at home to United, who was left with a mountain to climb before the second leg in Paris on March 6.

"I'm not afraid to go back, because if you're scared you can not reach any goal," Alves said. "I think the past is the past, and you create history, do not tell them.

"Then, we have the opportunity to reach the next round, but we have to repeat what we have done today, because this team [Man Utd] We have history in this competition like we do not. So we should have a good performance to achieve the goal. "

Meanwhile, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi praised the Ligue 1 champions.

"We are very happy, proud of the team, the coach and the fans, it's a magical night, it's perfect," he said. "It was not easy with the injuries. [Neymar, Edinson Cavani] But we have great players, a great team, the match is perfect tonight.

"We have character, because it's not easy to play here, Man United is one of the best teams in the world, but in terms of morale, we were at the top, we played 90 minutes, there's a second half at home." Do not think that the game is won. We must win at home on March 6. "


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