Live Real Madrid Blog: A look back through time at Cristiano Ronaldo's injuries

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Stuart Appleby and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things Real Madrid.

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3:12pm – A look back through time at Cristiano Ronaldo’s injuries

With Cristiano Ronaldo set to have a scan on Monday to determine the full extent of the right ankle injury sustained in Sunday’s El Clasico, Stuart Appleby takes a look at the few previous times the Portugal powerhouse has spent time on the sidelines.

Take a look here.

2:05pm – Sergio Ramos admits Real didn’t put the ball out on purpose

Sergio Ramos has revealed that based on his previous experience with Luis Suarez, he told his team not to send the ball out of play when the striker appeared to be injured during the 2-2 El Clasico draw on Sunday, a decision that got the Camp Nou whistling and agitated.

“Knowing Luis Suarez, I made clear that we wouldn’t put the ball out of play,” the defender explained during the post-match press conference.

Read the full story here.

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1:15pm – Zidane on Barcelona’s unbeaten streak

With just three games left in the Spanish league now, what does Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane have to say about rivals Barca’s unbeaten streak?

Watch what the Madrid manager had to say in this video.

11:15am – Ramos criticises Messi’s influence

After Barcelona were reduced to 10-men before half-time following Sergi Roberto’s straight red, Lionel Messi tried to influence the officials, according to Sergio Ramos.

More from the Los Blancos captain, here.

10:00am – Doubts over Ronaldo’s fitness

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to find out the full extent of his ankle injury which forced him off the pitch at half-time during Sunday night’s El Clasico match.

He is set for a scan today.

Read more, here.

Ronaldo had to be substituted at half-time.

Ronaldo had to be substituted at half-time.

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Real Madrid player ratings as scorers Ronaldo and Bale at opposite ends of the scale; one gets 8, the other 5

Andy West 7/05/2018
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There was not supposed to be anything riding on this El Clasico clash – but someone forgot to tell the players as Real Madrid and Barcelona served up a delicious feat of football.

There were four goals, a red card and plenty of skirmishes as Barca twice took the lead, initially through Luis Suarez and then Lionel Messi – the latter scored despite being reduced to 10 men after Sergi Roberto was sent off – either side of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s equaliser.

Gareth Bale scored a spectacular second for Real as the hosts’ unbeaten run lives on.

Here, Andy West rates the Madrid players:

Keylor Navas – 7: Came out well at Messi’s feet in first half and saved well on three occasions from the Argentine in the second.

Nacho – 5: Looked off the pace on his return to action, seeing yellow for a foul on Suarez before being replaced.

Raphael Varane – 6: Good early block to deny Suarez a clear chance. Booked for pulling back Suarez and lost out in second goal.

Sergio Ramos – 7: A generally good performance but could have been sent off after provoking a needless tussle with Suarez.

Marcelo – 7: Repeatedly out of position defensively but repeatedly a threat going forward – so a fairly typical performance.

Luka Modric – 7: Helped Madrid take control of the game in the first half and always looked classy in possession.

Casemiro – 7: Very good game defensively. Subdued Messi in the first half and regularly broke up Barca attacks.

Toni Kroos – 6: Great run and cross to spark leveller, but he wasn’t always able to exert a major influence.

Gareth Bale – 5: Struggled defensively against Alba and did little going forward until he pounced with a fine strike for the leveller.

Karim Benzema – 6: Regularly dropped deep to link play, combining well for Ronaldo in the first half. Quiet after the break.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 8: Outstanding before being forced off with a foot injury at half-time. Scored the equaliser and regularly threatened more.

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Marco Asensio – 5: Came on for Ronaldo at half-time. Fired early chance at Ter Stegen but did little else.

Lucas Vazquez – 6: Played the final 20 minutes at right-back and was steady, but wasted some good crossing positions.

Mateo Kovacic – N/A: Late entrant for Kroos in midfield.

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Live Real Madrid Blog: Isco and Raphael Varane unlikely to play against Barcelona

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Niall McCague and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things Real Madrid.

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2:38am – Madrid team arrive in Barcelona 

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co arrived at Barcelona airport a short time ago after their 75 minute flight from Madrid.

10:30am – Isco and Varane out of El Clasico

Raphael Varane and Isco were both unable to get through a full training session on Friday and are unlikely to play against Barcelona tonight (22:45).

Varane trained in the gym while Isco did some light running on the pitch.

Dani Carvajal, meanwhile, will definitely miss out with a hamstring injury.

LIKELY MADRID XI: Navas; Vasquez, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo

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