Neymar playing through pain ahead of Champions League showdown with Real Madrid


"Today from the first minute the team has gone out to play football, to have the ball, to press the opponent, to steal high, and a big difference has been noticed", Ramos said.

At the end of the week which saw him celebrate his 33rd birthday, Ronaldo produced an outstanding performance to torment beleaguered Sociedad.

"We will prepare for the game by paying attention to their strengths".

Toni Kroos curled home a third with an outstanding finish with Ronaldo finding the net again in the 37th minute.

However, the Real Madrid brand ambassador admitted that as of yet, no representative had contacted Neymar.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco is out of favour with manager Zinedine Zidane and is likely to be sold to one of a long list of suitors this summer, and the La Liga club's press mouthpiece AS believe Liverpool will be in the running for the 25-year-old Spanish worldwide.

"We are all ready for Wednesday and that is the most important thing".

Ronaldo grabbed his first of the game, striking home from Marcelo's pass.

Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane are looking to cut their losses and sell their star after a disappointing last few months.

Liverpool have leapfrogged rivals Manchester United as the new favourites to sign Real Madrid winger Isco when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable outing against Real Sociedad during Saturday's La Liga action, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored three times in a 5-2 win for Los Blancos.

'Now it's time to rest well and, starting tomorrow, think about the Champions League. The visitors did get close in the 40th minute after Portillo picked out Angel in the final third, who fired a shot that deflected off Mina for a corner.

Of Madrid blitzing Sociedad by racing into a 4-0 lead before the interval, Zidane added: "The first half was phenomenal, we scored fast, we pushed, we put intensity in".

While Neymar is tearing up Ligue Un easily, rumours persist that the former-Santos man will abandon his new life in France and return to La Liga at the end of the season. "Our goal is to arrive in the best shape possible for Wednesday".