Cristiano Ronaldo used to put in the extra hours to practice his free kicks, but now he prefers to try his hand games away from the football pitch.
The side’s meet for the first time since the La Liga outfit overcame PSG in the group stages of the Champions League in 2016, where a 1-0 win followed up a goalless draw.
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed some down time from Real Madrid training on Tuesday
Ronaldo took part in his ‘favourite game’ involving a glass and a bag of colourful balls
The Real Madrid star attempted to bounce the balls into a glass placed on the floor
And ahead of their eagerly-awaited clash, Ronaldo calmed his nerves with a simple but fun game of his own creation.
The Portuguese forward sat with his legs spread across the floor, his ammunition to his left, with his youngest son forced to watch.
Ronaldo aimed at a glass placed on the floor in front of him and attempted to bounce the colourful balls into it.
The Portuguese forward raises his arm in celebration after throwing one ball into the glass
‘I love this game,’ he wrote on Twitter, and also shouted: ‘My favourite game,’ as he commenced. And he got off to a fine start too, sinking his first ball in just his second shot.
Another 11 shots came before he made his second, seeing a handful of his attempts rattle the rim and fall away from the target. More than 16 came before he nailed his final effort, not the success rate he’s used to.
While Ronaldo appeared as relaxed as ever throughout the short clip, his nerves will have been building throughout the course of the day.
Out of 29 attempts, Ronaldo successfully made three shots into the glass
He was enjoying a break from Real’s preparations for Wednesday’s Champions League tie
Real welcome a PSG side that were in emphatic form throughout the group stages, qualifying top above Bayern Munich with a goal difference of 21.
PSG are well on their way to regaining the Ligue 1 title from Monaco and have the world’s most expensive player in Neymar at their disposal, who is hoping to guide his new side to their first Champions League title.
Ronaldo and Co meanwhile, are not operating on such healthy terms.
Real are out of the Copa del Rey, have waved goodbye to reclaiming La Liga as they sit 17 points behind Barcelona in fourth and meet with PSG as a result of finishing second in the group stages behind Tottenham.
Despite their woes though, knocking PSG out, who were considered one of the favourites at the start of the competition, could give them hope of retaining their European crown.
Real host Paris Saint-Germain at the Bernabeu for the first leg of their last 16 showdown