PSG favourites against Real Madrid - Xavi

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

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

But Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes as Zidane instead took off youngsters Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who headed a first-minute opener from Ronaldo's left-wing cross.

"We are happy for Cristiano's goals", said Zidane.

"He always has that mindset".

"I know everyone wants to know who will play on Wednesday [Thursday AEDT] but the important thing for me was today and, most importantly, the victory", he said.

"He could have scored one or two more, and it augurs well for Wednesday".

The Brazilian, who has been touted as the man to break Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's domination of world football, brought in his 25th birthday last week with a extravagant birthday bash which was attended by all of his PSG teammates and many high-profile Brazilian footballers, past and present.

Without their leading scorer Willian Jose due to injury, and with a awful past record at the Bernabeu, the visitors quickly crumbled.

The Portuguese forward completed his treble after Geronimo Rulli beat away Gareth Bale's long-range effort late on - netting his seventh goal in his past six games.

Neymar made the £200m switch to PSG last August after four years at Barcelona but is reportedly dissatisfied with his time at the Parc des Princes so far.

Liverpool and Arsenal are among five clubs leading the chase to sign Real Madrid and Spain playmaker Isco.

Diego Simeone's second-placed side went ahead nearly instantly when Griezmann capitalised on Saul Niguez's deflected strike falling at his feet close to goal. With Zidane giving Isco less substantial starts in the La Liga where Real Madrid's title defence has been shattered emphatically by Clasico rivals FC Barcelona, rumours of Spanish global joining forces with the likes of Guardiola, Mourinho and Pochettino have been increased subsequently.

"When Messi or Ronaldo will be in a bad shape, and we'll see more at Cristiano because of his age [33], Neymar will be the next Ballon d'Or victor". Toulouse, meanwhile, have tough home games coming up against Monaco and Marseille and will look to next weekend's game at fellow strugglers Amiens to get points on the board.

Alaves continued their turnaround under coach Abelardo Fernandez with a 2-1 win at fifth-placed Villarreal, leaving them 16th and seven points above the relegation zone.

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