Xavi favours PSG over Real

Things haven't gone as well for Isco this season. Image PA Images

Things haven't gone as well for Isco this season. Image PA Images

"Hopefully we won't hear any more of this".

Lucas Vazquez gave Los Blancos the lead inside the first minute, and Ronaldo and Toni Kroos took full advantage of terrible defending to build a four-goal lead before half-time.

Ronaldo was denied another by the woodwork in the 33rd minute, but straight after the post kept out his volley, Toni Kroos fired a perfectly-placed shot into the top corner from just outside the box to all but seal the win.

Bayern and Juventus are unlikely to pay the kind of fee Madrid would like to get for him, while Arsenal are likely to miss out on the Champions League and so would not appeal to the player.

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.

With the effectively side out of the La Liga title race and knocked out of the Copa del Rey, Real Madrid's season now hinges on their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

"We will prepare for the game by paying attention to their strengths".

Vazquez teed up Kroos for a sweet 20-yard strike into the top-right corner and Modric then delivered a ideal right-wing corner for Ronaldo to nod in the fourth.

Los Blancos head into the game after earning a 5-2 La Liga win over Real Sociedad, in which Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick.

Neymar scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half.

Benzema, who moved to the Spanish capital in 2009 from Lyon, is the fifth highest goal scorer in Real Madrid's history.

Real Sociedad: Geronimo Rulli 5, Aritz Elustondo 5, Alvaro Odriozola 6, Raul Navas 5, Alberto de la Bella 6, Asier Illarramendi 7, Sergio Canales 6, David Zurutuza 5, Mikel Oyarzabal 6, Juanmi 6, Xabi Prieto 6.

Zidane felt Portugal forward Ronaldo - who now counts 23 goals for the season in all competitions - gave PSG a timely reminder of his qualities.

While Neymar is tearing up Ligue Un easily, rumours persist that the former-Santos man will abandon his new life in France and return to La Liga at the end of the season.

However, their consolation goal finally arrived in the 74th minute.

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