Ronaldo misses training ahead of important Champions League clash with Napoli

Bale returned to full training on Sunday for the first time since damaging ankle ligaments against Sporting Lisbon on November 22, but Zidane said the last 16 tie against the Serie A outfit had come too soon. However, whilst they didn't concede a goal at the Bernabeu in this competition last season, they're without a clean sheet there this term and in the league they've kept only three clean sheets in their 11 home games. There will be moments in the game when we suffer.

"Maradona was one of the best ever players but I'm more concerned about the players that will be on the pitch than Diego, although we will use our weapons to win the game", said Zidane. I'm told that he's doing okay. They can get in behind us sometimes.

"He's a very good coach, his teams play very good football and he's got some excellent results which means he is working very well", said Zidane.

Real Madrid continue to impress under Zidane as they lead La Liga by a point with two games in hand and they take up their quest to become the first league in Champions League history to retain the title.

Can Napoli beat "the champions of the world"?

"I grew up a lot as a player in Italy. It is a question of concentration and making that happen as little as possible". "He is fine, training well, focused on what he has to do". Karim makes other players score goals. "Everyone wants to win the Champions League, but it is a hard and long road and we are on that path".

"Maradona has been one of the best, if not the best, in football, but tomorrow I will be more anxious about those who are playing", he said.

  • Rosalie Stanley