Real's Ronaldo hits top form ahead of season-defining PSG clash

PSG have two doubts ahead of their game against Real Madrid

Real's Ronaldo hits top form ahead of season-defining PSG clash

Zinedine Zidane will be without just two first-team players when Real Madrid welcome Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

However, this season, Real find themselves 18 points behind Barcelona and sit fourth in the La Liga.

Paris Saint-Germain have won all 20 Ligue 1 Conforama fixtures this season in which they've scored the first goal.

Ronaldo, who spent more than four seasons at Madrid, said his former club were always looking to sign the best, and that included Neymar. "On the contrary, they're games that we like to play".

PSG will want Neymar firing on all cylinders and the 26-year-old was certainly in fine form against Toulouse, bagging the only goal of the game in the 68th minute.

Real - who move up to third in the table - host PSG on Wednesday in the Champions League round of 16 first leg, with the trip to France not until Tuesday, 6 March.

Gotze scores on Dortmund return
Schalke refused to buckle, however, and was rewarded for its intensity when Franco di Santo equalized before the half-hour mark. Dortmund leapt up to third after Bayer Leverkusen surprisingly lost 2-0 at home to Hertha Berlin to slip to fifth.

PSG, with Lassana Diarra playing in defensive midfield and trying to stake a Champions League claim, came up against stubborn Toulouse resistance and Lafont saved well from Kylian Mbappé, then miraculously from Neymar. "I am happy at Chelsea and fully focused with them", Hazard said in the interview published on Friday; sticking to tried and true industry standard platitudes.

Hazard was key as the Blues cantered to Premier League glory last term in Antonio Conte's first season in charge and though Chelsea's title defence has fallen away this time around, the Belgium worldwide has been in imperious form.

Guillem Balague has offered hope to Liverpool in their alleged pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder, Isco.

It is Atletico's eighth 1-0 win of the campaign and temporarily moves them to within six points of FC Barcelona, who entertain Getafe in the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday.

Real's big victory over Sociedad took them third above Valencia but they trail Barcelona by 16 points as they turn their attention to the defence of their Champions League title against PSG at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Still only 25, Isco is arguably the flawless Coutinho replacement for Liverpool, whose chances of landing the Spain worldwide are likely to hinge on their qualification for next season's Champions League - as well as the success of Real Madrid's Hazard pursuit. "We don't know how the season will finish but we still believe we can do very good things".

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