Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash

Ronaldo and Karim Benzema also hit the woodwork in a first half completely dictated by Madrid, which used its pressure to perfection.

Marca reported in February 2016 that the former Malaga midfielder was determined to move somewhere else in the summer and that Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona were interested in his services.

Questioned whether Barcelona tried to sign him, Isco confirmed then: "It is true that maybe there was some contact but I was clear".

Di María: "I can't tell you who is going to play on Wednesday because I don't know what is going to happen between now and Wednesday".

"Angel is doing well right now", Emery said. "Today, I can not say what the starting XI will be in Madrid".

The manager added that Isco will continue to prove himself at the club.

Isco, while not at his best this term, is one of the few players capable of dovetailing Real's midfield and attack and would have scored the victor off the bench against Levante if not for Giampolo Pazzini's 89-minute intervention.

"He is very good and he has shown".

Liverpool, who sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, have been linked with a summer move for Isco - along with his Bernabeu teammate, Marco Asensio - in recent days.

"We will train for another three days, we will prepare well and we will decide quietly, without haste".

PSG need Neymar like this as the club have a massive game at Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, in the first leg of the round of 16. Toulouse, meanwhile, have tough home games coming up against Monaco and Marseille and will look to next weekend's game at fellow strugglers Amiens to get points on the board.

"The Champions League is a competition that they do well in and we will see how it ends, because everything changes very quickly in football".

"I have an idea, of course, as we have worked the whole season to reach a moment like this one and we have analysed all of the possible information to make the best decisions".

The latter has played more games for Madrid under Zidane than anyone else and he opened the scoring after just 49 seconds, heading home a Ronaldo cross.

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