Cristiano Ronaldo Insists He Wants To Stay At Real Madrid

The 32-year-old broke the deadlock at Mestalla from the spot, having drawn a clumsy foul from Martin Montoya inside the area.

PSG head into today's game against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes with an eight-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit over Lyon, after Bruno Genesio's men became only the second team to beat them in the league this term last weekend.

Zinedine Zidane insisted on Friday he was "strong enough" to drag Real Madrid out of their worst crisis since he was appointed manager in 2016.

With tension building, Ronaldo might have scored three times, failing to convert after great work from Bale and Luka Modric and sending a free-kick sizzling narrowly wide.

There was a lifeline, however, 13 minutes into the second half as Mina nipped in behind Nacho and headed home from a corner. Madrid keeper Keylor Navas then saved excellently when it seemed ex-Madrid youth teamer Parejo had made it 2-2.

The Real Madrid forward scored his second goal in a 7-1 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna with a fearless diving header, but was caught by the boot of defender Fabian Schar for his troubles.

"We are not obsessed with it", said Zidane before mentioning the date of the first-leg away at Paris Saint Germain which falls on 14 February.

Valencia's resurgence saw Zidane replace both Bale and Benzema by the end, but Ronaldo remained on the pitch to provide the flicked assist from which Marcelo killed the game. That's a harder thing to do than it may sound like, but Los Murciélagos have pulled it off, to the tune of winning five of their last six matches in all competitions, and a nine-match winning streak earlier in the season.

"We want to improve all the time and get better and better".

"One hundred per cent (he will be top of Real Madrid's shopping list)", he said on Sky Sports.

  • Angelo Rivera