Spanish website, Don Balon reports that Messi now fears for the Ballon d'Or.
Bale has also been listed as a potential target for Chelsea FC, who are reportedly hoping to sign the former Spurs man in a swap deal that would see Eden Hazard move to Real Madrid.
"We showed against PSG and Juventus, we showed that we are the same team as last season and we have returned to the level which helped us achieve our objectives then", Asensio added. The chances of qualifying aren't good, but we have to try and above all cancel out the doubts that emerged after the 3-0 defeat.
If Ronaldo wins the prize, it would be a stunning sixth Ballon d'Or for him.
"In football and in life you never know what can happen, and to go there and put on a good display even in view of next year would be important".
The hosts continue to be without Nacho, who has missed their last two games with a hamstring injury he sustained at Las Palmas, while Lucas Vazquez and Jesus Vallejo face late fitness tests.
"Casemiro is used to playing in the midfield but he has practiced in the back many times", Varane said. Over the past two seasons at Real Madrid, Asensio has been huge for the European champions and has only grown from strength to strength at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The reigning Spanish and European champions are unbeaten in their last seven games, though, and are odds-on favourites to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League, which is their only avenue to silverware this term.
No team has ever overturned a 3-0 home loss in the Champions League.
"During the first leg, I believe that we were still in the game until we lost Dybala through a red card".
"Nobody expected us to concede after two minutes in Turin, so why can't we do the same tomorrow".
This could be Gianluigi Buffon's final Champions League appearance.
The Portuguese now stands just three goals short of his best tally in a single European campaign, an achievement that would suggest the 33-year-old Ronaldo may be the finest version yet. "This is what we need to do".
The youngster, who now plays for Brazilian side Flamengo, has emerged as one of the world's best young players.