Zinedine Zidane comments on Cristiano Ronaldo injury ahead of Liverpool clash

Mae Harvey
May 11, 2018

However, despite losing star man Cristiano Ronaldo to an ankle problem during Sunday's 2-2 El Clasico draw at the Nou Camp, the manger will not wrap his players in cotton wool.

Ronaldo injured his ankle when scoring his sides first goal against Barcelona, the 33-year-old colliding with Barca centre-back Gerard Pique after prodding the ball home following a Benzema header.

Gareth Bale stepped up in his absence and cancelled out Lionel Messi's wonderstrike, but given the proximity of his injury to the final the hope was he would miss out at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal spoke about facing Liverpool goal-machine Mohamed Salah and Liverpool in the Champions League final clash in Kiev on May 26th.

Madrid sit third in LaLiga and face an uphill battle to finish second, as they trail Atletico Madrid by three points with two games remaining.

He said: "It would be ideal to have him back for the Villarreal game".

With both heading to their fourth finals, will they find success in Russian Federation, and what are their hopes should they not be standing at the top of the podium on 15 July?

'The worst is Cristiano, because it's just happened, but he's fine.

Ronaldo played an integral role in his countries' first global title during Euro 16 but was unfortunate to be ruled out early in the final against France due to injury.

However, Zidane has confirmed that Ronaldo is walking again and says he will be '150%' again by the time of the final. It is a knock, but he didn't damage his fibula.

Neymar's move to Real Madrid is well and truly on!

He added that Ronaldo is so determined that he will surely play the Final match. We had to get over that but it is also true we wanted to win, and we had chances. Right now it's not good, but it's going to be minor.

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