Preview: Real Madrid v Marseille – Champions League match

Real Madrid welcome Marseille at the Santiago Bernabeu on Match-day two of the Champions this coming Wednesday. Los Blancos are top of Group C with three points like AC Milan. However, due to a better goal difference following the 5-2 victory away to FC Zurich, Real Madrid edge the Rossoneri.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Manuel Pellegrini’s 19-man squad which also includes the likes of Sergio Ramos, Kaka, and Guti but excludes Lassana Diarra who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

Marseille might pose a lot of physical threat regarding their style of play. The French champions, who lost 2-1 to AC Milan on day 1 of the campaign, were defeated again during the weekend by Valenciennes.

However, Marseille’s Laurent Bonnart is ready for Wednesday challenge against Florentino Perez’s all-star squad, Real Madrid. Despite his club’s fragile defense, the French said:

“I am optimistic, and the coach is too.

“Everyone will suffer to the maximum for the others on Wednesday. The coach spoke to us and he had the same feelings.

“He wants [the team to show] a new face but also find a new foundation, based on generosity, selflessness, team-work, which Valenciennes had done better than us on Saturday.

“On Wednesday, if we smile we will find our collective strength.”

There will also be a reunion between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabriel Heinze. Both players were mates at Old Trafford. Heinze then moved to Real Madrid before Ronaldo and he is now in France with Marseille.

Speaking about Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability, the Argentine defender declared:

“Cristiano is a player with so many qualities that it is difficult to talk about advice.

“I can be given all the advice in the world, but if you lose concentration for even a second against him, he will punish you.”

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    • cristiana ronaldo79***
      30th September 2009
      08:58

      you will definitely score cristiano!! just believe in your self!! and my prayers are with you always!! u rock brother!!!!!!
      HALA RONALDO!!

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    • Dnd
      30th September 2009
      14:43

      Ronaldo is a bitch..

      Reply
    • mimi
      1st October 2009
      13:29

      ronaldo is the one of the bestest player in this world n i really love him
      and all his fans love him ttttttoooooooooooooooo
      but just some people rrr…………………………. so they pass bad comments but duh dosent matter wat they say
      RONALDO RULZ

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    • cristiana ronaldo79***
      2nd October 2009
      02:05

      yup!!!! some people are actually jealous of ronaldo cz he plays extra0ordinary well!!!
      love him or hate him dats his style!!!
      HALA RONALDO!!!

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    • cristiana ronaldo79***
      2nd October 2009
      02:07

      AND YEAH SEE,CRISTIANO U SCORED BRO!!
      U R THE BEST!!
      he could have done a hatrick..:( if he took the penalty..but poor he got injured..
      wish he gets well soon and come back in teh match on 4..and give a syunning stwrt once again!!

      Reply
    • Mueez Jovindha
      2nd October 2009
      17:03

      cristiano ronaldo will definately score more than 1 goal against marseille on wednesday

      from cr9’s biggest fan mueez

      Reply
    • Mueez Jovindha
      2nd October 2009
      17:04

      cristiano ronaldo dos santos averio best in the world

      Reply
    • patrick
      2nd October 2009
      17:05

      cr9 better than anyone

      Reply
    • patrick
      2nd October 2009
      17:06

      he’s missing his game against sevilla because of his injury against marsille!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      (Hope he’s alright)
      hala madrid

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    • adnan
      3rd October 2009
      10:25

      i looooooooooooooov CR9

      Reply
    • cristiana ronaldo79***
      4th October 2009
      11:47

      ya very sad cristiano will not be there in todays match…:(
      hope he recovers soon
      but still madrid can do it without him hope so…
      and hell be missing the worl cup qualifier on 10 october too….
      oooo god plz cure him:(

      Reply
    • mueez
      18th October 2009
      09:39

      so, cr9 is the best of the bests

      Reply

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