Cristiano Ronaldo suffers injury weeks before Champions League final

Goals from former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi either side of a Ronaldo equaliser had given Barcelona a 2-1 lead.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave a major scare to Real Madrid during the El Clasico against Barcelona, which they drew 2-2, on Sunday when he went down with an ankle injury in the first-half.

With the final against Liverpool Zidane's main aim, the Frenchman was forced to substitute key man Ronaldo at half-time, after the Portuguese forward appeared to turn his ankle.

Marco Asensio came off the bench to replace Ronaldo, with the game ending 2-2.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said afterwards that Ronaldo was anxious as the joint had swollen, but said that ahead of tests to be carried out on Monday, Ronaldo was confident there was no serious injury. 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo falls on Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique as he scored.

"We will look tomorrow and see what damage has been done", Zidane told Movistar Partidazo. Right now it's not good, but it's going to be minor.

The result left Real Madrid three points behind city rivals Atletico in the race for second, with a game in hand.

The club did say, however, that Dani Carvajal - recovering after injuring a hamstring in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at Bayern Munich on April 25 - "worked alone out on the pitch both with and without the ball". In the end it was a draw and that's that.

"Everyone who likes football can be happy with a game like that. We will have him ready (to play)".

  • Stacy Allen