Cavani talks up Real Madrid friendly

The Uruguay international is looking forward to facing the side he was strongly fancied to join over the summer, before his move to France.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has talked up his side’s friendly clash with Real Madrid and says the game will be an intriguing spectacle despite there being no points at stake.

The two clubs go head-to-head at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar on Jan. 2 in a bid to retain a level of match fitness during the respective winter breaks in France and Spain.

Cavani, who has scored 12 goals in his first 17 Ligue 1 games for PSG since joining from Napoli over the summer, is relishing the prospect of facing Madrid.

The 26-year-old told reporters: “Facing Real Madrid is always something prestigious. Even if it’s a friendly match and the result does not matter, this game is a big one and a big picture. Hopefully, this should lead to a good game.”

Les Parisiens have made a positive start to the defense of their Ligue 1 crown and sit top of the division heading into 2014 after taking 44 points from their first 19 games.

Madrid, on the other hand, has endured a more inconsistent start to the campaign under coach Carlo Ancelotti – who of course left PSG for the Santiago Bernabeu in June – and sits third in Liga, five points adrift of joint leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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