How short the memories are. And in Zidane, Ronaldo and Marcelo, the reigning European champions have character, chutzpah, daring and grit galore.
"I remain convinced that PSG can qualify", he said in the wake of Wednesday's disappointing first-leg result.
PSG have the funds to back Mourinho at the Parc des Princes, and a world-class boss is desired instead of Emery.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has given the clearest hint yet that he has already decided to resign as coach at the end of the season.
"In this match, there were several phases, very different from each other, and there was a moment in which PSG dominated clearly".
"We can afford to have a bit of euphoria tonight". Neymar so far has 53 goals in 83 games. We know we have the return leg to get through. Ronaldo, Messi, Benzema and Müller are the only players in the top ten still with those listed clubs (and indeed still in this season's competition).
PSG host Real in the second leg on March 6, where a 2-0 win would seal them a place in the quarter-finals.
"And, especially, respecting everyone, even the vultures".
PSG have been in formidable form over the course of 2017-18, and looked more likely to snatch three points for large spells of the last-16 encounter. I once spent time in Berlin talking to the then director of youth development at Sporting Lisbon, Paulo Leitao, who told me of the trial that Ronaldo underwent to make it into Sporting's academy.
Real Madrid's meeting with Paris St Germain was far from a classic.
Initially nothing seemed peculiar about the strike, but on closer inspection his technique is quite unique.
'They failed to do so on the Rio Games but stood there, waiting for their first chance to bring their bad omen.
What did Ronaldo do?
In fact, it might soon be all over for their partnership.
These are five things we learnt on the night. "I love it. It's not to say that I don't".
Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible.
The visitors, who inflicted PSG's first defeat of the season in early December, sprang another surprise by grabbing the lead on six minutes following a clinical counter-attack.