Ronaldo misses training ahead of important Champions League clash with Napoli

Real have a packed schedule over the next month and will play another seven matches in all competitions before the return leg against Napoli. Zinedine Zidane's side sit in first place in La Liga and have progressed to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid v Napoli meet on Wednesday (19:45, United Kingdom time) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in the first leg of the Last 16 Round of the Champions League. "Day to day, he looks good, motivated in what he does". They were so important for me to settle in well.

Navas did well at the other end just before the break, to keep the scores level as Osasuna continued to match their illustrious visitors - again down smartly to his left, to smother Emmanuel Riviere's left-foot shot through a packed penalty area. There's a great understanding between him and Cristiano [Ronaldo].

And players who are technically very good.

Zidane is expecting Napoli to provide a stern test for the holders and has urged his side to shut out Maurizio Sarri's free-scoring side in order to give themselves the best chance of going through.

"It is hard to fight for the Premier League if you show that performance, that lack of desire to play for a win".

But the striker has since revealed he was willing to remain at Juventus, so much so that you would have otherwise had to "drive" him out of the club had Real not had the option to lure him back to Spain.

"They're very intense and quick, technically very strong and they have the weapons to hurt us". But we have our weapons. But the final is in Cardiff.

Atletico Madrid kept pace with the leaders to move fourth in a dramatic win.

The former Manchester United star has only won La Liga once since arriving at the Bernabeu back in 2009, but Los Blancos are the overwhelming favourites to lift the trophy, with a one-point and two-game advantage over second-placed Barça.

"James is ready to play and we'll see the line-up tomorrow [Wednesday]".

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