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Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real warm up for PSG clash

"I want Isco [in my team] and I want him to spend his whole life here", Zidane said in a statement.

Jon Bautista and Asier Illaramendi pulling goals back for Real Sociedad.

Last season, Ronaldo was struggling for goals in the Champions League, but hit 10 from the quarter-finals onwards, including two in the final against Juventus, as Madrid claimed La Duodécima in Cardiff.

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Madrid took the lead after 49 seconds, their fastest goal of the season, with Vazquez directing a terrific header home to find the net for the first time in five months in LaLiga.

Neymar made the £200m switch to PSG last August after four years at Barcelona but is reportedly dissatisfied with his time at the Parc des Princes so far.

Despite a near full-strength squad being available though, the Real Madrid boss could make a few rotations keeping one eye on the midweek Champions League tie against PSG. Madrid have given me everything, it's my second home and they have given me all the support that I needed.

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The 25-year-old is enjoying a solid campaign having scored 5 goals and provided a further 4 assists in 18 league games despite Madrid enduring a hard season that sees them trail Barcelona by 19 points.

The Portuguese forward completed his treble after Geronimo Rulli beat away Gareth Bale's long-range effort late on - netting his seventh goal in his past six games.

Up ahead in midfield, Isco looks the likeliest candidate to replace Modric, with Casemiro and Toni Kroos making up the numbers in Real Madrid's midfield trio.

The La Liga champions have always been out of this season's title race. After his arrival from Malaga in 2013, Isco has brought in new revelations by becoming Zidane's first choice for orchestrating Real Madrid's attack in the Spanish league.

Madrid came through their Champions League group in second place after losing to Tottenham and were handed a tough last-16 draw against in-form French side Paris Saint-Germain.

"I know [the XI], but we will see on Wednesday", Zidane told reporters, after Unai Emery suggested he was unsure over the make-up of his PSG selection.