Cristiano Ronaldo urges Lionel Messi to take up a new challenge

Cristiano Ronaldo urges Lionel Messi to take up a new challenge

Cristiano Ronaldo urges Lionel Messi to take up a new challenge

Technically Real Madrid have no need to win this game, but in terms of their fragile confidence, it is important that they can keep their winning run going.

Ronaldo won the trophy in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, Messi in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Ex-Barcelona star Rivaldo would like to see Real Madrid outcast Isco make a controversial move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I'd like (Messi) to come to Italy one day", Ronaldo told reporters.

Inspired by Ronaldo, Juventus now sit eight points clear in Serie A and have coasted through the Uefa Champions League group stages with an identical record to his former club Real, whom there is every chance of him meeting in the tournament's final stages in February.

Santiago Solari has described Real Madrid as having a "fantastic, humble squad" following remarks from Cristiano Ronaldo about his former employers. He has given a lot of joy to this club and he will continue to do so.

"Maybe he needs me more".

Madrid, who are fourth in La Liga, host second-bottom local rivals Rayo Vallecano on Saturday and can close the gap on leaders Barcelona to two points with victory. "I don't know what the reason for that was".

"For you guys, there's a "but" in every win".

The Champions League holders have won their last four games, after beating Huesca 1-0 at the weekend. Right now we have very little time to rest as we also have worldwide commitments [the FIFA Club World Cup next week]. One Chelsea fan believed the Blues and Madrid had both done some bad business, saying: "They gave us Morata, we retaliated by giving them Courtois". "That is the challenge".

Solari has taken charge at Real following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui (Nick Potts/PA).

"I have the support of the coach and I'm getting more playing time", Odriozola, whose cross teed up Gareth Bale's victor at Huesca on Sunday, said.

"The past has passed and now I want to win for Juventus", he said. That is the key to success. "Nobody likes whistles, not a player, or the team".

"Strange things can happen at Madrid, but it is very hard for a manager to turn Madrid down", he said. Lack of goals have led to Madrid standing in 4th place in La Liga this season. "He has been criticised in the past but he has taken a leadership role in the team".

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