Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Neymar happy as Man City rival Real Madrid's €400M plans

Neymar happy as Man City rival Real Madrid's €400M plans

Ronaldo put Madrid ahead in the 34th minute after Luka Modric intercepted a ball from defender Aritz Arbilla and placed a flawless pass for the Portugal forward to control with his chest and fire in.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted the first goal of the match after 34 minutes, but the hosts levelled the scoreboard courtesy of an Ivan Ramis' second half header.

After almost half an hour, Real's coach Zinedine Zidane was forced to make the first change, bringing in Nacho for Raphael Varane, who left the field after a skull-to-skull collision with Kike Garcia.

Neymar Sr. has the job of using these three months while his son is injured to negotiate with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez.

Real Madrid have already met with Neymar's father and been told that he could be prised away for €400 million, according to Martio Cortegana at AS. Jordan connected with the pass only to be denied smartly by Keylor Navas at the near post.

"You can't give Madrid even half a chance because they will take full advantage of it", he added.

The victory was achieved courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a brace of goals, his 32nd and 33rd of the season. With 10 more games left in the league campaign and 15 points cushion to Barcelona at the top of the table, Real Madrid's contention in league title is virtually over. He walked off the pitch and was replaced by Nacho Fernandez.

And Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane said just yesterday that the 26-year-old would get into any team in the world.

Madrid remained third, 12 points behind leader Barcelona which visits Malaga later Saturday.

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