Today, Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo tests for an ankle injury he sustained during Sunday’s 2-2 Clasico draw with Barcelona. The Real Madrid striker knocked his ankle while netting an equaliser in the 14th minute of the match. However, the club’s coach is confident that the star will recover – although he refused to put a time frame on it.
Barcelona went head-on-head with Real Madrid on 6 May 2018. In the 14th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo pulled Madrid level with a goal from close range. But, the entertaining moment was interrupted when the Portuguese star picked up an ankle knock while tapping in Karim Benzema’s header back across goal from Toni Kroos’ cross. The incident forced the striker to limp to the sideline. However, Madrid’s coach, Zinedine Zidane, said the ankle problem is “nothing serious”.
“He doesn’t feel good now, but I don’t think it is anything serious,” said Zidane. “We will have him ready (to play),” he added.
Zidane refused to put a time frame as to when Ronaldo is likely to recover from the incident.
“I don’t know how long he’ll be out,” Zidane said on Sunday. But, “he said it wasn’t much, but we’ll see tomorrow… “We’ll do some tests to see the extent of the damage done to his ankle. He was a little worried because it was a bit swollen, but he said that it’s nothing serious,” the coach concluded.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid – Sunday 6 May 2018
Madrid secured a 2-2 draw against Barcelona. On the 72nd minute, Gareth Bale cancelled out Lionel Messi’s score in the 52nd minute. The overall result left Madrid behind with three points against city rivals, Atletico in the race for second.
Zidane expressed that he would have loved to win the game because his team had a lot of opportunities to score goals.
“I’d have liked to have won. There was nothing at stake, but it was a good Clasico, high intensity and chances. They played well, and so did we…We had a good opportunity to win today, clearly, we had a lot of chances to score, especially in the first half, in the end, it was a draw and that’s that, there are two games left and, in the end, Barcelona will finish the season unbeaten,” Zidane said.
Real Madrid’s Next Match
Real Madrid will go head-on with Sevilla on 10 May. Thereafter, the team will head into their Champions League final match on May 27 with Liverpool.