Marquinhos: PSG know what's needed against Real Madrid

Unai Emery's side had topped a Champions League group featuring Bayern Munich to qualify for the knockout stages while defending champions Madrid finished second behind Tottenham in Group H.

"We need to replicate the performances we have generated to date this season and especially to stay focused in defence, as we know what talent and ability they have". He still has many things to achieve with us and he did a lot in order to come and play with us.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Deportivo, and has scored two more goals at this stage of the season than he had last season, albeit with more shots, 5.9 shots per goal compared with 5.1 last season.

Messi began his professional career with Barcelona in 2009 while on the other hand, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid back in 2009 to commence the rivalry.

Real Madrid do not really use 4-2-3-1, but a new coach could change that and with Zidane's future very much in doubt, this system is another possibility for the future. Karim Benzema, Isco and Marco Asensio have each failed to repay the manager's faith and forbearance in the transfer market, and the entire defensive unit has slumped, contriving to concede more goals than both Getafe and Leganes in league play.

"I don't have to show anything tomorrow", he said.

Midfielder Emre Can is suspended for the tie, defender Joe Gomez has travelled with the squad after missing the last two matches with a knee injury while £75m record-signing Virgil van Dijk is set for his first appearance in the competition for the club.

Ronaldo has 11 La Liga goals this season, with seven coming in the last four matches. "At Real Madrid you have to be the best in the world and Neymar is".

"They [City] can nearly make two teams". Of course, it is the greatest of all competitions but for me, the league is very important - it is the result of a whole year's work.

Neymar usually plays on the left, but at Real Madrid that position is occupied by Cristiano Ronaldo - at least initially.

However, no move to Paris ever materialised, and six years on Ronaldo is still plying his trade with Real, winning four Ballon d'Ors since the reported conversation took place.

Emery is keen to exorcise the demons of PSG's last Champions League campaign - where they were dumped out of the competition by Spanish opposition.

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