Real Madrid have been dealt a huge blow after Cristiano Ronaldo had to be taken of following a calf injury in the 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid during the weekend. Apart from this result being a crushing blow for Real’s title aspirations, the injury to Ronaldo could also prove to be serious. The Champions League final is just a few weeks away and Ancelotti will want his best players available for the match against Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world and he has been an immense contributor for Madrid this season. He has just passed the 50 goal tally for this campaign. He felt a calf strain after just 10 mins against Valladolid. Ancelotti, though, confirmed after the match that the player has suffered a major injury and he is likely to have the superstar back in action before the end of the season. He could, however, missed the next two matches in the la Liga since they are likely to be of no use for Madrid.
Their dropped points against Valladolid has proved very costly and they are now outsiders for the title with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid still in contention. Ancelotti said that he does not want to give up on the title now.
“We will see over the coming days. We don’t think Cristiano Ronaldo has a big problem. He was not very comfortable but there was no tear. We did pull everybody back but conceded a goal from a set-piece. It was not about a lack of concentration even if Iker (Casillas) did have two chances to save it. Winning the league will be very difficult, but the mathematical possibility is still there. We must continue moving forwards and win our two remaining league games,” said the former Milan and Chelsea manager.