Ronaldo scores three as Madrid cruise

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Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid are well prepared for their Uefa Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain after warming up with a 5-2 demolition of Real Sociedad on Saturday in the Primera Liga.

All of which makes it seem a bit like Isco isn't quite a ideal fit for any of AS' supposed top suitors-too pricey for Bayern and Juventus, unlikely to accept Arsenal, a questionable fit for Klopp, and surplus to requirements for City just as he now seems to be at Madrid.

Madrid has had a disappointing season and needed a strong performance before PSG visits the Santiago Bernabeu in the last 16.

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs ready to battle-it-out over the signing of Isco as Real Madrid prepare to cash-in on the attacking midfielder this summer, according to reports in Spain via the Express.

"It will be different when it comes to expectations, and the kind of game we will play".

"I respect the player but also the person, he is a natural leader in the locker room and on the pitch", he said. "Our goal is to arrive in the best shape possible for Wednesday".

Neymar scored the victor against Toulouse on Saturday, but the victory seems to have come at a cost for the Brazilian superstar.

Upfront, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are certain starters, despite the crucial European fixture looming.

Ronaldo set up Lucas Vazquez to head in the first-minute opener, then blasted home from Marcelo's cross. Rashford can play on the left and the right, Alexis is exactly the same.

Toni Kroos curled home the third from outside the area.

Ronaldo got his hat trick in the 80th, off a spilled save by goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli.

The visitors did pull a goal back in the 74th minute as Bautista pulled away from Raphael Varane before firing a low finish past Keylor Navas.

Zinedine Zidane has revealed he already knows the squad he will field against PSG. The Spanish defender asserted that Madrid players were thinking about PSG.

"They have been 45 minutes of great level, good game and chances and goals".