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Laurent Blanc: We must stop ‘alien’ Ronaldo

PSG boss Laurent Blanc says his players need to stop Cristiano Ronaldo if they are to have any chance of beating Real Madrid tonight.

Los Blancos visit the Ligue 1 champions with the 30-year-old having already scored five goals in the tournament in just two games so far this campaign, and 11 goals in 10 matches in total.

And Blanc says stopping the Portugal forward, who he described as an ‘alien’ would be key.

“He’s one of the two aliens of planet football. He’s good in every area. We have to make sure he has few touches of the ball. We have to keep an eye on him,” Blanc said on Tuesday at his press conference.

Laurent Blanc

He went on to discuss how his side will approach the game, saying his players like to attack.

“People know our style of play. We like to have the ball. Real are quite defensive but they are very effective. These are two different philosophies that will now meet. If they want to give us the ball, we’ll take it with pleasure. We meet a European giant tomorrow, but it won’t be a decisive match. The decisive matches will come later, I hope. PSG are not yet a European giant, but we have the quality and motivation to win.”

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