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Zinedine Zidane makes Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah claim

11 May 2018
Zinedine Zidane makes Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah claim

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how England worldwide Joe Gomez has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev.

There have been regular local media stories claiming Madrid president Florentino Perez has renewed his pursuit of long-time target Neymar, who is reportedly unsettled in Paris less than a year after his world record €222 million move from Barcelona.

Fears were fuelled further when Ronaldo didn't emerge for the second half, although after the game Zidane said he doesn't believe the 33-year-old is in any danger of missing the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.

"I think Argentina without Lionel Messi wouldn't be a candidate". We want to win all three and qualify for Europe.

It was an emotional day for Cristiano as the days El Clasico was going on, former Coach of Ronaldo Sir Alex Ferguson was hospitalized and hence Ronaldo did not celebrate his goal in the match.

Zidane told Marca: "What's incredible is that he [Ronaldo] is walking after 48 hours and it shows his ambition, but I don't know if he'll be available for Villarreal [on 19 April]".

That opinion is not held by the club's Honorary President Paco Gento however, who has revealed that he believes the game will be an absolute breeze for Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and Dani Carvajal all missed out through injury, Gareth Bale was suspended and Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Marcelo were rested.

"Isco trained as normal and we'll see what happens there", Zidane said. It is a game of execution of plans both teams make.

"It's a team capable of defending well, of conceding few goals, with a good support base".

Ronaldo didn't net in either leg of the semi-final against Bayern Munich as Madrid scraped through to the showpiece in Ukraine.