Liverpool fans will surely have the voodoo dolls out now after Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo took a knock to his ankle in last night's El Clasico. ronaldo injury
Ronaldo injured his ankle when scoring his sides first goal against Barcelona, the 33-year-old colliding with Barca centre-back Gerard Pique after prodding the ball home following a Benzema header.
The former Man United winger struggled on with the injury until half time, when he was replaced with Marco Asensio. The match finished 2-2, but Madrid will feel annoyed that they couldn't halt the Catalans undefeated league run, given that Barcelona has Sergi Roberto sent off on the stroke of half time for lashing out at Marcelo:
But with the Champions League final looming, it looks like Los Blancos will be made to sweat about the fitness of their star forward and after the game Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told the club's official website that he wasn't sure how long Ronaldo would be out:
I don't know how long he'll be out.
He said it wasn't much, but we'll see tomorrow (Monday). We'll do some tests to see the extent of the damage done to his ankle.
He was a little worried because it was a bit swollen, but he said that it's nothing serious.
The Champions League final takes place on the 26th of May, and how Liverpool supporters would wish to take on Madrid without one of their most prolific talents at their disposal. Madrid have three more games to play in La Liga before facing Liverpool in Kiev at the end of the month and with just 19 days until the two teams meet, Liverpool fans will be praying that age is finally starting to catch up on the Portugese maestro.