Gareth Bale dropped to Real Madrid bench

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo right celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal past Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli left during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in M

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo right celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal past Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli left during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in M

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

Los Blancos have won the continental competition 12 times in their history and the Portuguese has played his part in the last three. Diario AS caught up with the former madridista before the game to discuss the game and his feelings about meeting his old employers and warns that however poor Real Madrid's recent results have been, there is no such thing as an ideal time to take them on.

Zinedine Zidane rested Casemiro and Gareth Bale with one eye on that, but the Welsh winger's replacement Lucas Vazquez took full advantage when he headed home Ronaldo's cross after 49 seconds.

Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas was not being threatened at all as the shell-shocked visitors continued to stand off and a fourth goal inevitably arrived before the break, with Ronaldo rising highest to powerfully head home Luka Modric's right-wing corner.

The 25-year-old has become the fastest Liverpool player to score 20 Premier League goals, beating the likes of Fowler, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres.

"Before PSG, we have an important League match, so we'll see what happens".

PSG, with Lassana Diarra playing in defensive midfield and trying to stake a Champions League claim, came up against stubborn Toulouse resistance and Lafont saved well from Kylian Mbappé, then miraculously from Neymar.


"I'm not concerned, I'm not anxious".

However, Saturday is Madrid's last game before they return to Champions League action with a home game against the powerful Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday night and as such it is vital for them to recover some morale.

Antoine Griezmann's goal after only 40 seconds was all Atletico Madrid needed to beat Malaga 1-0 and close the gap with Barcelona to six points.

"It's huge for us, for the players for the supporters, we'll be up against a great team in a great stadium".

Brazil global Marcelo has been at Real since 2007 and has won four La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League trophies.

According to Spanish outlet AS, journalist Josep Pedrerol believes Zidane is very disappointed in Isco's form this season and given that he let James Rodriguez leave the club because he believed in the Spanish playmaker, he does not feel his faith has been repaid.

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