Zinedine Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo injury not an issue for Champions League final
Last Updated: 07/05/18 9:54am
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane played down an injury concern over Cristiano Ronaldo after he was taken off at half-time of El Clasico on Sunday.
Ronaldo's ankle appeared to be trod on by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique as he scored Madrid's first equaliser in the 15th minute.
The 33-year-old looked in discomfort but continued for the rest of the half, only to be replaced by Marco Asensio at the start of the second period.
Madrid play the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26, but Zidane said he did not think Ronaldo was in danger of missing the showpiece in Kiev.
"He's not great right now but I think it's going to be a small thing, it was only a bad movement," said Zidane.
"I can't say how long he'll be out for, tomorrow he'll have a scan, but I think it'll be a small thing for him.
"He seemed to think it wasn't much. It's not a worry for the Champions League final...we're all going to be there."
Real Madrid twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at the Camp Nou against Barcelona, who remain unbeaten in La Liga.
Barca had Sergi Roberto sent off in first-half stoppage-time following a clash with Marcelo, but regained the lead through Lionel Messi seven minutes after the interval.
Gareth Bale then curled home a first-time effort with 18 minutes remaining to leave Real three points behind city rivals Atletico in the race for second, albeit with a game in hand.
"I'd have liked to have won," added Zidane. "There was nothing at stake but it was a good Clasico - high intensity and chances. They played well and so did we.
"Everyone who likes football can be happy with a game like that. Football is always more important than the controversy that you want to create.
"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."
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