Ronaldo was not part of the Real Madrid squad for last night’s 3-0 Copa del Rey win over Sevilla and that’s not then end! Real Madrid fans will have to miss their protege since he won’t be appearing anytime soon.

 The Portuguese superstar was rested, to extend his winter break, after a stunning 2016 which saw him pick up the Champions League, win Euro 2016 and bag the Ballon d’Or. Even

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted that he needs to rest more and that sitting out the odd game is in the interests of him and Real Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday.

“My thinking is that I want Cristiano to be in great shape come the end of the season. When you have 20 games in 70 days you have to rest once in a while. That’s how I see it and he thinks that way too,” the coach added.





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