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Real using charm offensive to distract Neymar from UCL tie -- for now

14 February, 2018, 19:30 | Author: John Swanson

As back-to-back world champions, we're all reluctant to countenance a three-peat (this has to end sooner rather than later), but Real has got two extremely great things going for them at the moment. We will have to put in a ideal performance to win in Madrid. Real will still believe they can win the tie but their poor form has left them vulnerable and under pressure.

Sources also suggest that the La Liga and UEFA Champions League holders will swap their record-breaking goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo with PSG talisman Neymar.

Ronaldo could reportedly move in the other direction if former Barcelona star Neymar lands in Madrid. I want to thank all those who voted for me and, above all, thank my team-mates, the coaches and Real Madrid staff. Simply, we need to be able to play our game, try to maintain control when we are not on the ball and stay focused.

He bagged a flawless hat-trick for Real in his last outing and has struck seven times in his last four matches.

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Neymar scored the only goal of the game on Friday night as PSG beat Toulouse 1-0 last time out to go 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Madrid's disastrous season has seen Zinedine Zidane's side in fourth place in La Liga, 17 points adrift of runaway leaders Barceona, while they were also eliminated from the Copa del Rey by neighbours Leganes.

"I don't have to show anything tomorrow", he said. But I think that the team is ready. Domestically, they have steamrolled the opposition.

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"We have not talked about it a lot but we have spoken very clearly about what happened", Emery said at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday ahead of the last-16 first leg.

When it comes to the Champion League, the former Manchester United star seems to have a liking for the tournament as he comes to his side's rescue by finding the net nearly in every big European match.

Many Real Madrid fans are hoping that Neymar joins the club soon but there is one fan that does not want to see the PSG star with the Spanish club.

"They have unbelievable players but we can find the right motivation with our fans". 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.

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