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Guti thinks PSG star Neymar will end up at Real Madrid

Guti thinks PSG star Neymar will end up at Real Madrid

The most mouth-watering clash of the Champions League round of 16 gets underway on Wednesday, with Paris Saint-Germain travelling to the Bernabeu as they face Real Madrid.

After successive Champions League triumphs under manager Zinedine Zidane, Los Blancos were drawn with Unai Emery's side in the last-16, due to finishing second behind Tottenham in Group H.

"They are a great team regardless of the circumstances, but they always perform at their best in this competition - it's totally different from league competition".

"PSG is full of top players, we'll be very hard for us".

That means Lassana Diarra, the former Real player who joined PSG just last month, looks set to start in midfield, behind the star front three of Neymar, Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.

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.

Several newspapers hinted at a feeling of betrayal held by the Portuguese superstar against his club Real Madrid due to their evident lack of support for him during his tax case. Whatever the outward projections, Zidane knows a victory over the in-form PSG would go a long way to securing at least a stay of execution in the Real hotseat.

He reportedly felt that a move to PSG would increase his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or, a similar motive to the one which saw Neymar leave for the French capital last summer.

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

"We will be playing against a fantastic team with excellent players", Ronaldo told Goal.com.

Before leaving Real, he remembers the club sending a letter to the Argentine FA in which they warned of the national team's culpability for any injuries he would pick up at the 2014 World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo is rolling. "This is a great opportunity to show how we have advanced". "And I think Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day".

"I'm only thinking about the game as it's the only thing we can control so we're focusing on preparing for the game and we'll see what happens".

Real Madrid or PSG?

Ronaldo, at 33 exactly seven years Neymar's senior, stands on 99 Champions League goals for Real.


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