As Real Madrid are set to lock horns with Ligue 1 giants PSG in the most anticipated clash of this season's UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, a former Blancos legend has shared his desire to see Brazilian talisman Neymar teaming with his most fierce opponents in future.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's most expensive player in 2009 when he swapped Manchester for Madrid and despite the better weather, increased Champions League and Ballon d'Or success and more clubs to bully he's constantly been linked with a move back. It motivates us for every challenge, including this Champions League, of course.
The PSG attack is blistering and it will take everything to slow them down. They may be 17 points behind Barcelona in the league, but they have won the Champions League while having a bad domestic season multiple times in the past with 2016 being the most recent example. "Even at the moment, he is a star at Real Madrid", Barnett said.
The 33-year-old has shown signs of returning to his very best in 2018, though, hitting seven goals in his last three league matches, including a hat-trick in Sunday's (NZDT) 5-2 win over Real Sociedad.
"We talk about two great players but tomorrow it's Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain, not Neymar v Cristiano", said the Frenchman.
Neymar is now averaging a goal a game for PSG this season, bagging six goals and three assists in the Champions League group stages, picking up four Man of the Match awards on the way. "I think we are better prepared now and ready to compete". "I don't think he's nervous", Emery said.
Established as favourites early on in the competition, Paris Saint-Germain will now be looking to knock off winners in three of the last four years Madrid, with Neymar likely to be vital in any hope of them doing so.
The Prime Minister was also asked about Real Madrid's interest in Kylian Mbappe, who was rumored to be making a move to Spain before he joined PSG. "He still has a lot of things to achieve with us", PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal Plus. We are talking about a player (Ronaldo) who has done extraordinary things, won five Ballons d´Or, scored 500 goals.
When the deadlock was finally broken it was none other than Neymar who broke it: the Brazilian twisting and turning before being fortunate to ricochet a shot in of one of the defenders and into the Toulouse goal.
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