Carlo Ancelotti has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will not take part in this weekend’s match with Real Valladolid.
Reports on Friday morning indicated the Real Madrid star would be available after being given the thumbs up following his muscle injury, but the Italian has decided to take no risks with his leading goalscorer.
“Cristiano will not play tomorrow because he is not comfortable. He doesn’t feel good,” Ancelotti told gathered media.
“We’ve done an ultrasound this morning and the muscle has recovered well, but he isn’t comfortable and we are not going to take any risks.
“It’s going to take two weeks of work and [Angel] Di Maria will play.”
Regarding his exchange of views with Sergio Ramos after the central defender was dismissed against Galatasaray in midweek, Ancelotti says there is no problem.
“I don’t have problems with Sergio, nor he with me. After the game I told him only that he had to cover his back. It was a tactical conversation.
“It was a mistake and making mistakes on the pitch is normal. It is important to understand why.
“Sergio is an important player for this team. There’s no problem. Tomorrow he will play and do well,” he added.