Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admits his side miss Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese superstar joined Juventus in July after nine glittering seasons at the Bernabeu.
Madrid quickly felt his absence in front of goal, struggling early in the campaign under Julen Lopetegui before replacing the Spaniard with Santiago Solari in October.
Although Los Blancos are only five points behind Barcelona in La Liga, they have shown a level of recovery under their new boss.
Marcelo insists it was clear Madrid would miss “the best player in the world”, but believes his side will always be strong on domestic and European fronts.