Neymar scores as PSG extend Ligue 1 lead

Brazil great Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to land PSG superstar Neymar

Ronaldo has urged Madrid to sign Neymar

With the visit of PSG in mind, Zidane rested both Gareth Bale and Casemiro to hand starts to Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.

Addressing Isco's transfer rumours Zidane anticipated the question asked by journalists in the pre-match presser and said he was glad that reporters asked him Real Madrid's transfer policy. "You asked me before why he wasn't playing more and now you're asking me if he's ready to play there..."

"I have tremendous respect for Neymar, he's an wonderful footballer", he told RMC on Wednesday.

Questioned whether Barcelona tried to sign him, Isco confirmed then: "It is true that maybe there was some contact but I was clear". I believe in my team and will do so until the end.

Le Tefece were hammered 6-2 in the capital back in August and goalkeeper Alban Lafont knows they must avoid a repeat showing. "When I start something I get involved, I believe where I'm going, what I should be doing and I back the people I'm working with", he added.

The defending European champions have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine outings, and on Wednesday they must face the formidable PSG attack of Neymar, Edinson Cavani, and Kylian Mbappe. He's proven that in the past and will do that again.

"It's a lie that I want Isco to be sold in the summer. Karim had chances but for him the most important thing is the next game and changing his run".

Madrid moved up third but trail leaders Barcelona by 16 points as they turn their attention to the defence of their Champions League title when Paris Saint-Germain arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday for the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

Starting 11 against Madrid: "My thinking is about Saturday's game and anything can happen in training sessions as well". 'It shows that we need to work even harder.

"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".

Emery thanked the club's owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi for allowing them to follow Barca and Real's example in breaking the bank to sign players who are among the world's best.

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