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Zinedine Zidane thrilled with Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of PSG reverse fixture

Zinedine Zidane was all praise for Cristiano Ronaldo after Real Madrid’s comeback victory over Real Betis in the La Liga on Sunday.

football Updated: Feb 19, 2018 17:05 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after Real Madrid’s win over Real Betis on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is delighted to see Cristiano Ronaldo finding top form at a crucial stage of the season.

Ronaldo scored again as Madrid overcame Real Betis 5-3 in LaLiga on Sunday.

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After not reaching his usual high levels early in the season, the Portuguese star has now scored 10 times in his past six games.

That run of form has left Zidane pleased as his team, who are fourth in the league, look for a push late in the campaign.

“He’s looking good and we’re thrilled to see him scoring and chasing things down up top,” he said.

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“We’re heading into the business end of the season and every game is vital.

“To see all the players looking so sharp is fantastic and I’m very pleased.”

Madrid are 17 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga, while they hold a 3-1 lead over Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on March 6.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 12:41 IST