Real without ill Ronaldo and injured Bale to Espanyol
Real Madrid enters Sunday without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the away game against Espanyol. Both performers remain in the Spanish capital.
That confirmed trainer Zinedine Zidane Saturday at his press conference for the competitieduel with the club from Barcelona.
Portuguese star player is struggling with a flu, and the French coach does not want to take the risk. “Cristiano doesn’t travel with us. He has a sore throat and stay at home. He is not ready for.”
Last week, Ronaldo will be back for the ‘Royal’ after two months on the side had stood with a knee injury that he suffered in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final. The 31-year-old attacker scored after six minutes against Osasuna.
Bale got Wednesday a tap against his thigh in the win Champions League encounter with Sporting Lisbon (2-1). “With him we are going to take no risks,” said Zidane.
“It is very nice that the players are all in action want to come, but we have a busy programme with any three-day contest, so we want to take any unnecessary risks.”
“I want him fully fit for the match against Villarreal on Wednesday. Soon he will get against Espanyol again a tap on the same place and he is ten days off. We have enough alternatives for the injured players.”
Real after three games as the only club still have the full loot in the Primera Division. Sunday evening at 20.45 hours is laagvlieger Espanyol the opponent in Right Cornella-El Prat in Barcelona.
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