Champions League back with a bang this week

Champions League back with a bang this week

Champions League back with a bang this week

PSG will have the ideal chance to demonstrate its progress when it takes on Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday in a first-leg match in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Zidane is facing a French team for the first time since taking the reins at Real in 2016, but said he had nothing to prove back in his home country.

"Neymar is a great player, but we have to think about the whole team, the collective is more important", said Marcelo.

PSG was eliminated by Real Madrid rival Barcelona at the same stage last season, collapsing 6-1 at Camp Nou Stadium after having won the first leg at home 4-0.

Real Madrid is the most powerful brand on the planet according to the 2017 ranking of Brand Finance, but PSG are on "the same path" according to Leibana. However, this season his side have fallen 17 points behind league leaders Barcelona, damaging his managerial reputation.

"For us, it is a win-or-die game to save our season".

Guti is also confident that PSG superstar Neymar is destined to one day join Madrid but hopes the Brazilian is not a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. They won't want us to score against them, while the away team usually tries to wait and counter attack.

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A five-time Ballon d'Or victor and holder of the FIFA Best Award, Ronaldo also contributed significantly to collective prizes such as the La Liga title and Champions League crown.

He goes into Wednesday's first leg of this scorching knockout tie saying: "Real Madrid will want to save their season and will be extra motivated".

"It is very hard to control matches against Madrid as they do not set out to control possession and space, so we must focus on playing our natural game".

"We lost and learnt from it. PSG have brought in new players since then, we have more experience". He is one of those players that is irreplaceable - and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.

Speaking in a video that was posted on Real Madrid's English language Twitter account, Ronaldo added: 'What me and the team are asking for is your unconditional support like always and together we will be much stronger. They'll feel aggrieved to have drawn Real, back-to-back winners of the competition under Zinedine Zidane.

In 2013-14, Real Madrid's £157.95 million spending spree, with Gareth Bale the centrepiece of their outlay, was rewarded with the Champions League triumph against neighbours Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.

His magnificent volleyed goal for Real Madrid in their 2002 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow is one of the greatest to be scored in a European Cup final.

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