Real Madrid won't honour Barcelona title win, and it's my decision - Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo

Liverpool are likely to give any Real Madrid proposal to sign Mohamed Salah short shrift, amid claims they are ready to offer £44million plus Isco to land the Egyptian.

"It's maybe not as attractive as mine in Glasgow", joked Zidane of his goal against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 that gave Real their ninth Champions League title.

But that still hasn't stopped the rumor mill from linking various candidates to the Real Madrid job and given the high turnover of managers over at the Bernabeu, it's no surprise. Zidane was fortunate, it was argued.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year's Champions League final.

Terry Gibson praised Marcelo for this "touch of the game" as Real Madrid looked for a victor against Atletico.

Pique praised the efficiency of his side in the first half of the season, and he also believes Barca are in pole position to see off the domestic campaign in comfortable style.

Speaking post-match, Zidane said: "Cristiano is Cristiano, he has been this player all his life, scoring 50 goals a season". Everybody thinks La Liga is over already, but we can not know that.

The splendid effort during the Champions League encounter thoroughly impressed players and fans alike, with supporters in the Juventus stadium rising to their feet to applaud what has to be one of the finest goals they've ever witnessed.

The Welshman, since he arrived in 2013, had been an indisputable name in the line-ups for the most important matches, fitness permitting.

"You have to wonder too whether someone like Gareth Bale would fit in?"

Madrid's pride tends to ensure they attack the Catalan giants more-so than other European giants, and in the process leave themselves more vulnerable. While the club is not close to winning a title, the Reds are the only team to beat Pep Guardiola's Manchester City twice this season.

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