Former Barcelona midfield ace Xavi says Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to succeed from their Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Los Blancos - who are hoping to win the European crown for the third time on the bounce - have been way below-par this season as they sit 19 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.
However, Xavi expects Zinedine Zidane’s side to improve when they host the Ligue 1 table-toppers PSG in their first-leg clash next week Wednesday.
"I think PSG are a spectacular team that are made to win the Champions League," the Barcelona great who won the Champions League four times told RMC.
"But it is not good to face Madrid at the moment. It will be a very strong tie, although I think the favourite is PSG, because of their form.
"This is a semi-final, not last 16. There was no luck in the draw.
"Everyone knows that Madrid has the DNA of victory and more in this competition. Sooner or later, PSG will win the Champions League.
"But Madrid will show their best in the Champions League because, as I said, they have the DNA of the victories, especially in the Champions League.
"PSG is more favoured, but I am sure that Real will show their best."