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Injuries continue troubling Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo as he had to miss out from his clubs’ opening match of the season against Real Sociedad which concluded in a shocking 4-2 defeat.
The defensive department of Real Madrid started to collapse after Real Sociedad was going in full force and managed to make an outstanding comeback which resulted in the team of Carlo Ancelotti losing the match despite having taken the lead with goals from Ramos and Bale.
The former Ac.Milan manager, Carlo Ancelotti said C.Ronaldo will also be missing out from at least 2 more weeks of matches for Real Madrid as the Italian coach does not want to risk his star player and avoid picking up any unnecessary injuries.
“We have preferred to use this week to allow him to recuperate completely and get back to optimal condition. He is okay but we have preferred to use this week and the following two for him to recover fully and get him in top condition. He will not play on Sunday and is not in the squad’’Ancelotti explained.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also expected to miss out from Portugal’s upcoming European Championship qualifier match against Albania. The head coach of Portugal, Paulo Bento revealed that C.Ronaldo is unfit and has not included him in his squad of players that will be performing on September 7.
Ancelotti is hoping that this extended break of C.Ronaldo will allow him to be at optimal form and be ready to play for Real Madrid’s upcoming match against the current champions of the Spanish League, Athletic Madrid. Having already suffered from a defeat in their opening match of the season, Real Madrid cannot afford in losing more matches if they truly are aiming on taking the title away from Athletic Madrid.
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3 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s 2014 World Cup Qualification match against Sweden was exactly what the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner needed in order to catapult his country into the next stages of the worldwide event.
For the longest of times, Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily criticized for his performances with Portugal as he fails to perform at the same level that he does with his club, Real Madrid and his performance in the 2014 World Cup was once more another one to forget for the Portuguese attacker.
The star of Real Madrid has admitted to the public that Portugal never really had a chance of winning the 2014 World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters: ‘’Maybe we are an average team. It would be a lie to say that we are a top team. We have a very limited team and we are not at the best level. This does not enable you to beat top teams. There are no miracles. We knew we would have a tough group, with perhaps teams better than us. I am not a hypocrite. I never thought we could be world champions, we have to be humble and know our level’’
A consistent knee injury troubled Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances in the international scene with Portugal as he seemed to be out of place with his country and failed to live up to the expectations that were brought with him ever since the Real Madrid player claimed the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or as he was considered to be the best player of the world by a slight margin just above Lionel Messi.
Even though both Messi and C.Ronaldo are considered to be the best players in the world, neither of them managed to fully standout during the 2014 World Cup but they are hungry for more titles with their respective clubs as their next season kicks off in August for both of them.
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Real Madrid could inflict more pain on their arch rivals Barcelona when the two sides meet each other in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night. Madrid, though, have been given a huge blow with the news that they will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for this key match. Ronaldo has been the inspiration behind several victories for Madrid since 2009. The forward has almost scored a goal per game since joining Madrid in £ 80 million deal from Manchester United. Barcelona will be at full strength for this match and they will be looking to put behind the back-to-back defeats they suffered last week.
Despite the absence of Ronaldo, club icon Santillana believes that the club will be able to lift the first silverware this season. The former Spanish international says that Madrid manager several victories in the past and they will continue to do so even without Ronaldo. There will be a lot of pressure on Barcelona after they were knocked out of the Champions League and suffered a league defeat all in the space of a few days. The league defeat has put them three points behind Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid have been able to extend their advantage even more.
Barcelona now need to make up four points over two clubs in the remainder of the season to think about league success.
“Real Madrid have played and won without Ronaldo before. They have coped with his absence as a team. But there’s no denying that he gives something extra to the team, just like Lionel Messi does to Barcelona. They have so much quality that they can win titles on their own and the rest of the team knows that. A team consists of 11 players, but fact remains that Ronaldo and Messi are the best in the world,” said Santillana.
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