Zidane: "I am responsible for this"

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NEYMAR has reminded Real Madrid they are dealing with a Champions League victor ahead of their Paris Saint-Germain clash tomorrow night.

The hosts have been well off the pace this season and now sit fourth in La Liga, 19 points behind Barcelona, but despite the struggles of Los Blancos, Silva has warned his teammates not to underestimate Real as they are still "the best team in the world", as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

The report claims that Premier League champions Chelsea, as well as rivals Arsenal and Tottenhamhave all been contacted.

The PSG attack is blistering and it will take everything to slow them down. But coming on the brink of a confident win against Real Sociedad, reigning Spanish and European champions Real Madrid look like they have finally gotten into their groove and this time they mean serious business. Or will Real Madrid prove to be too dominant once again? Mbappé is an exceptional player, we saw him coming", Zidane said before defending Unai Emery's role, "I think it's always hard for a manager to deal with everything, but he is doing well.

He told Spanish daily AS: "There's no magic formula to stop Neymar".

PSG scored 25 goals in this season's group stages, a record in the group phase of the competition.

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Pierre-Emile Hojberg had the hosts' best chance for an instant reply when he fired too close to Karius at the back post. Mohamed Salah continued his fabulous debut campaign with two goals against Tottenham last time out.

Ronaldo has also remained consistent in Europe, netting nine goals in Madrid's six group games this term, and Cavani does not think he will struggle to make his mark when his PSG side visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday. He, however, insisted that his team is ready to take on the visitors. The Real maestro has netted 19 goals in his last 11 games in the competition, including in every single game this season.

Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, will have last season's tie against Barcelona in the back of their mind.

We expect this to be a high-scoring affair, and we are going for more than 2.5 goals in the game.

But Cavani believes his side have learned a lot from that last-16 exit, adding: "We lost an incredible match, but it was part of this club's path". We will have to play exceptionally well if we want to progress.

Rather than have Joshua Kimmich track Neymar's inside runs, Carlo Ancelotti elected to use Thiago to try and man-mark him out of the game, doing so without much success - the Spaniard was dribbled past on five occasions by Neymar, failing to make a successful challenge in his five attempts. "I don't know about [Kylian Mbappe] but Bale, Benzema and Cristiano were great, and within a few months, people are doubting them".

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