Zidane optimistic about Ronaldo injury

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Zidane optimistic about Ronaldo injury

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is not concerned by the injury Cristiano Ronaldo sustained in the El Classico on Sunday night.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said afterwards that Ronaldo was anxious as the joint had swollen, but said that ahead of tests to be carried out on Monday, Ronaldo was confident there was no serious injury.

The Portugal forward, however, was replaced by Marco Asensio at halftime. In this picture, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, May 6, 2018.

"He said it wasn't much, but we'll see tomorrow".

And Zidane denied putting a time frame on Ronaldo's injury absence, despite the Champions League final against Liverpool being just three weeks away.

Speaking after the game, however, Real manager Zinedine Zidane said "we're not anxious about the final", but added that "I can't say how long he'll be out for". Right now it's not good, but it's going to be minor. Gareth Bale levelled the game late on to secure a point for Real. They can finish above Diego Simeone's side if they win all their games, but it remains to be seen if Zidane will risk Ronaldo ahead of the Champions League final, which is just six days after the end of the La Liga season ends.

'Champions League? We're going to do everything to make it'. They played well and so did we. The ESPN FC crew delve into the controversial decisions in El Clasico that saw the derby end in a 2-2 draw. "We will have him ready (to play)". Football is always more important than the controversy that you want to create.

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