Zidane: Ronaldo Will Be Fit To Face Liverpool In UCL Final
- Author: Leroy Wright May 09, 2018,
May 09, 2018, 15:35
Ronaldo was forced off at half-time of Sunday's Clasico between Real and Barcelona, which ended 2-2 at the Camp Nou, and Zidane has confirmed the Portuguese sprained his ankle.
Big guns Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all got on the scoresheet in a 2-2 draw, but that's only the start of the story. It was the Welshman's 15th goal in 24 matches this year. The Camp Nou erupted in applause and acknowledged the contributions of a living legend when he was substituted, reminding everyone that there would only be one Don Andres. There was the important save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who denied Ronaldo early on. That preceded Roberto's red card. Ronaldo played on until halftime, when he was replaced by Marco Asensio. "It's not a worry for the Champions League final...we're all going to be there".
Lionel Messi can also finish the season as the top scorer in Spain and Europe.
Barca thought they had extended their lead through Suarez, only for the goal to be disallowed for a marginal offside in the build-up, and Iniesta, seemingly set for a switch to the Chinese Super League, was then withdrawn to a standing ovation.
Cristiano Ronaldo tied the score four minutes later. First and foremost is how come Barcelona was sitting so far back and letting their opponent play their game, yet Real was not able to find enough opportunities?
Ronaldo scored his 25th league goal of the season in the game against Barcelona.
"We make the guard of honour in the competitions we play", he explained.
The El Clasico though, completely lived up to its billing as the sides fought tooth and nail from the offing.
Worse was to follow after the break when he didn't whistle for a foul as Suarez took down Varane on the way to assisting Messi for Barca's second.
During the first-half injury time, Barcelona right-back Sergi Roberto appeared to throw a hand towards Madrid left-back Marcelo's face in and was shown a red card.