Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle injury, confirms Zidane

Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle injury, confirms Zidane

Zidane also said on Tuesday that Mohamed Salah deserves great credit for Liverpool's surprise run in Europe but insisted the match in Kiev will not be a contest of the Egyptian against Ronaldo.

The Portuguese was withdrawn at half-time of Sunday's draw with Barcelona having picked up an ankle injury in the process of scoring in the early stages at Camp Nou.

"He's not great right now but I think it's going to be a small thing, it was only a bad movement", Sky Sports quote the Frenchman as saying.

Ronaldo was briefly attended by team doctors on the pitch and then continued to play for the rest of the first half.

"We will look tomorrow and see what damage has been done", Zidane told Movistar Partidazo.

Zidane said that he would have loved to win the match, especially because his side had got a lot of good opportunities to score goals in the match.

"What's most important is respecting what they've done: They've won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that".

Real are third in La Liga, 15 points behind champions Barcelona.

"I think they will all be fine for the final - Cristiano, Isco, Carvajal", Zidane said.

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be fit to play in Wednesday's La Liga clash with Sevilla due to an ankle injury.

Liverpool are ready to face the Spanish giants in the Champions League final in Kiev in late May and taking on the reigning champions without the current Ballon d'Or holder would be a big boost fo Jurgen Klopp's men. Otherwise we wouldn't play the games. "I am not sure about the red card for Sergi Roberto, he might have raised his hand but I do not think it was worthy of a red, maybe because I know him".

"It was a very intense Clasico and we all want to win, in a game of this kind there is always tension".

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