Real Madrid players hold 'heated' meeting about 'selfish' Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo scored twice as Real staged a late comeback to draw 3-3 with Las Palmas on Wednesday night in a game where Gareth Bale was sent off. Also, the Real Madrid had their draw to Las Palmas in this Thursday 3-3.

Nonetheless, the score remained 4-1 at the full-time whistle as Real moved back to the top temporarily.

It was initially thought that Real Madrid were in pole position to sign the midfielder, however it would appear that their failure to land Pogba could have been influenced by their talisman, who only last month was rumoured to have vetoed an approach for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Ballon d'O victor also scored a late brace in that game to save a point for Los Blancos - helping them to come back from 3-1 down, despite playing with 10-men during much of the second half following Bale's dismissal.

Casemiro saw his shot drift wide before Real's dominance paid further dividends as they doubled their lead after 25 minutes. "We are having a great season and hopefully we don't drop off between now and the end of the campaign".

The blow is a big one for Real Madrid, as they're down yet another attacking option in the match.

"They have weapons at their disposal which are beyond us with our budget, but in these games you forget all about that".

Real Madrid closed out the match comfortably and now find themselves top of the La Liga table and temporarily two points ahead of rivals Barcelona. It's bad timing for Real Madrid, too.

Zidane's team went behind 1-3 and, although they rescued a point through valiant team effort and Cristiano Ronaldo's brace, the doubts are still encircling current 2nd placed team in LaLiga.

The victory will lift Real's confidence after dropping five points in three games.

Leon knows all about the demands of being a Madrid player after he was ostracised by Mourinho during his one season at the Bernabeu in 2010/11.

Leon expects a reaction from Madrid's Galacticos.

  • Salvatore Jensen