5/7/2018 8:48:02 AM (GMT+3)

Ronaldo's injury worries Zidane ahead of Champions League final


BARCELONA, Spain: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hoped Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool after the star striker suffered an injury in their 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Sunday.

The Portuguese appeared to sustain a knock to his ankle when he scored the 14th-minute equaliser. He played on until half-time, but was substituted during the interval.

“How long he will need I cannot tell you but for him, it is a small problem,” said Zidane. “We'll see tomorrow after the tests, what we have to do is see the damage done to the ankle. He is a little worried because his ankle is a bit swollen but he said it was only minor.”

Ronaldo’s injury will be the key talking point, with the Portugese now facing a fight to recover in time for the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.