Zinedine Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo injury not an issue for Champions League final

Anthony Martial

Barca sealed the La Liga crown with a 4-2 win at Deportivo La Coruna last Sunday, meaning pride is all that is at stake when they face third-placed Real at the Nou Camp.

After being shown by television cameras wincing and limping, he was then taken off for Marco Asensio at the break. "I think they'll finish the season unbeaten".

"It's a small thing", Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said after the game.

Hernandez Hernandez sent off Barca right-back Sergi Roberto just before half-time, ruled out a Barca goal for a debatable offside, and missed Madrid left-back Marcelo drawing an apparently clear penalty amid a litany of mistakes which angered players and fans on both sides.

Ronaldo's right ankle was hurt when Gerard Pique stepped on it while unsuccessfully trying to stop him from scoring an equalizer in the 15th minute.

"We played a good game, in the first half, 11-v-11, making chances to score", he said. Obviously, we want to win, irrelevant of the table - and they will too, given the situation and our rivalry.

Hernandez Hernandez angered Camp Nou supporters in a fiery first half for failing to punish Gareth Bale for a late challenge on Samuel Umtiti and sending off Sergi Roberto following a clash with Marcelo.

Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions but Zidane's side will not perform a "pasillo", the tradition of players applauding their opponents onto the pitch.

Ronaldo appeared to shake off the injury.

The tension began to rise as Alba and Modric squared up, so did Suárez and Sergio Ramos, before Messi was booked for a foul on the Madrid captain.

Ronaldo stayed on the bench and, without its star, Madrid couldn't impose its numerical advantage. With most of the players visibly exhausted and struggling to recover on defense, both sides had chances to get the win. They´ve won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that.

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