Los Blancos are suffering a disastrous domestic campaign, now fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo certainly loves playing against Real Sociedad, his hat-trick in Real Madrid's 5-2 win over the Basque side at the Bernabeu on Saturday meaning he has now scored 15 times against them in seven home games in La Liga.
The tiny Basque club from the town of 27,000 people continue to massively exceed expectations after a late, late goal from Ivan Ramis handed them a 1-0 win away at Leganes.
With Neymar sparking penalty-free controversies with his Paris counterpart Edinson Cavani in the initial stages of the season, the Brazilian is heavily linked with La Liga giants Real Madrid. The Real maestro has netted 19 goals in his last 11 games in the competition, including in every single game this season.
Only two months ago, Zidane lifted the Club World Cup for a second successive year but his job prospects could be dependent on winning a third successive Champions League title. But I think that the team is ready.
Ahead of the clash on Wednesday night, there have been many reports that Madrid are after their last-16 opponents record breaking summer signing.
"Gareth does not need Cristiano Ronaldo to leave".
Toothless Porto Porto's attack could be missing its biggest weapon for the match against Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League. "Obviously it is the best competition, but for me the league is very important". If Neymar inspires PSG to victory in this tie, and then on to glory in the final in May, he will also stand a good chance of ending the domination of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo in world football.
Neymar has starred for PSG this season, scoring 28 goals in 27 games in all competitions following his arrival from Barcelona.
In an interview with Goal after he picked up their Goal 50 award, Ronaldo said: "I always look to show my best level, but sometimes things don't go as we would like them to".