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

08 May 2018

Marcelo of Real Madrid battles with Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on May 6, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona led twice through Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi only for Real, who have one eye on the Champions League final against Liverpool on 26 May, to level through Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Ronaldo's injury, however, coupled with Barcelona avoiding defeat, despite playing a man down for the whole of the second half, meant the Catalans departed the happier side. We will look tomorrow and see what damage has been done, he is a little bit anxious (about Kiev) but says it's something minor.

Bale's goal was his 15th in 24 games this year and the Welshman will hope it sparks a return to favour ahead of Real's European climax in Kiev.

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Questionable refereeing: "It was hard, as always".

"I believe [the Jordi Alba challenge] was a penalty, Sergi Roberto caught me in the face [for a red card], but it's gone now". Being the referee is hard.

"I can't say how long he'll be out for, tomorrow he'll have a scan, but I think it'll be a small thing for him".

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"We had a good opportunity to win today, clearly, we had a lot of chances to score, especially in the first half".

Ramos revealed that he may follow the footsteps of departing FC Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta who had announced his retirement at the end of the season. The Spaniard went off to a standing ovation in the second half.

The result: "We've experienced a great football match, and at the end it's a draw, which I'm not sure is deserved or not".

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Marcelo told reporters after the game, "Some days the [referees] make mistakes, and others they do not".

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