Real Madrid must beat Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday evening if they are to avoid the wrath of club president Florentino Perez, who has seen his side slip out of the title race and the Copa del Rey.
The last sixteen of the Champions league starts this week and Real Madrid host French side PSG, the home side who have been poor in La Liga this season but can continue their impressive form in Europe with a victory over the French table toppers.
MATCH RESULT: Real Madrid to WIN 5/4 Draw 27/10 Paris Saint Germain to WIN 2/1 (Odds via BWIN)
Madrid finished second in their group which was deemed the group of death behind Tottenham Hotspurs, many people believe that winning the Champions League is the only the way for boss Zinedine Zidane to keep his job.
TO ADVANCE TO NEXT ROUND: Real Madrid to progress 23/20 Paris Saint Germain to progress 13/20 (Odds via BWIN)
Despite winning the trophy last season and the season before there is no guarantee that they will make it three times in a row, as others teams have gotten stronger over the two windows including opponents PSG who signed former Barcelona star Neymar and upcoming French talent Kylian Mbappe.
FIRST GOALSCORER: Cristiano Ronaldo 17/20 Neymar 9/10 Edinson Cavani 9/10 (Odds via BWIN)
Real Madrid have apparently already lined up replacements for Zidane if he is to leave at the end of the season with the likes of Germany boss Joachim Low, Mauricio Pottechino and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
However Zidane will be making sure that this won’t happen and will be fully concentrated on making sure his side improve in the league and can go far in the Champions League.
LA LIGA NEWS UK PREDICTION: Real Madrid 2-2 PSG
The last time these sides met was in the 2015/16 season in the group stages with the first game finishing 0-0 with Los Blancos winning the other game 1-0.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema
PSG: (4-3-3): Areola, Kurzawa, Silva, Marquinhos, Alves, Rabiot, Le Celso, Veratti, Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani