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Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring against Levante UD at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on March 9, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
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The Ballon d'Or winner then passed for Marcelo to score in the 49th and ensure Madrid extended its undefeated streak in all competitions to 29 straight matches.
Who is the best Premier League player of all time? It's a debate that has possibly filled more hours than any other, from expert TV panels to barstool bores in pubs everywhere in the country.
The coach hopes he can find a place in his line-up for his Spanish attacker to thrive and believes Karim Benzema's concentration has been key to his great form Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has compared Isco to Clarence Seedorf and admits the Spaniard is adapting to new positions.
Gareth Bale won't be at this summer's World Cup - and his chances of ever appearing at the tournament are quite slim - but he certainly put on a world-class performance in Wales' 3-1 win over Iceland on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal ' s all-time top scorer by contributing two goals to a comfortable 5-1 victory over Cameroon in Leiria.
Barcelona can add pressure with a victory at Valladolid on Saturday, a day before Madrid faces Levante.
Brazil showed its national team is in better shape than the country's stadiums with a 5-0 thrashing of South Africa on Wednesday, and defending champion Spain overcame Italy 1-0 in its final big test before the tournament kicks off, as teams prepared for the World Cup in a series of friendly matches.
Although these countries are traditionally two of the favorites heading into a major international competition, both have plenty of question marks heading into Brazil.
Ireland's Group D rivals Germany and Georgia both won as World Cup hosts Brazil demolished South Africa and France beat The Netherlands.
Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi were on target as France claimed a 2-0 friendly victory over Holland at the Stade de France in Paris.
Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke followed by its 2-2 draw with La Liga title rival Atletico Madrid sent it to the top of this week's Associated Press global football poll.
The France international is hoping he can win both trophies this year but is refusing to prioritise either his club or his country, while he is delighted with his current form Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema says that choosing between the Champions League and the World Cup would be too difficult.
Athletico Madrid and Real Madrid played out a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday, to ensure that the title race is still very much a 3 horse race, separated between just 3 points.