Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Ways In Which Real Madrid Can Beat PSG

Ways In Which Real Madrid Can Beat PSG

"Well, I didn't plan for anything other than being at Inter for five years, but then there was the possibility and I went because Madrid is a team where everyone wants to play".

Xavi and Neymar were team-mates at Barcelona until the former left for Al Sadd in 2015, while the latter made a world-record move to PSG a year ago.

Although third-placed Madrid crushed Real Sociedad 5-2 on Saturday at the Bernabeu, they still trail leaders Barcelona by 16 points and have no hope of defending their league title.

The pressure is on Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to revamp his failing squad this summer and it seems Isco could be one of those players who'll be sacrificed.

Los Blancos ran out 5-2 winners over Real Sociedad, with Modric dropped to the bench and Bale playing only 17 minutes.

"We won 1-0, but we controlled the game".

With the pair ably backed by a sensational supporting cast, including Leroy Sane, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, City has scored 20 more goals than the next-best attacking side, Liverpool, and amassed 16 points more than city rival United, in second place.

Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont did most to keep PSG at bay with a string of fine saves before Angel Di Maria set up Neymar to lash home a 68th-minute victor.

"He's very important for us, he's our number nine and I'm sure that he'll get a lot of goals".

Zidane's side have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight outings, and they could pay a heavy price for any goals conceded against the French giants in next Wednesday's match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"We knew we should not let Paris put their game on the line".

"We played the game the way we wanted to, but unfortunately that goal meant no success", Debeve told his club's website.

According to Balague, who works for Sky Sports as an expert on Spanish football, Madrid have received no offers for either player since the summer - and none of those were from Liverpool anyway. He is a very good footballer, he has shown that, and can always show that, so [the report] is a lie.

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