Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final, says Zinedine Zidane

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GETTY Lionel Messi will be rested after El Clasico

Ronaldo's ankle appeared to be trod on by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique as he scored Madrid's first equaliser in the 15th minute.

Zidane was not keen to play up the battle of the two star strikers.

Speaking after the game, however, Real manager Zinedine Zidane said "we're not anxious about the final", but added that "I can't say how long he'll be out for".

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"I think they will all be fine for the final - Cristiano, Isco, Carvajal", Zidane said.

Subsequently, Ronaldo was forced to limp off the field as Madrid went on to secure a 2-2 draw against 10-man Barcelona after Gareth Bale struck in the 72nd minute to cancel out Lionel Messi's superb individual effort in the 52nd minute. We'll do some tests to see the extent of the damage done to his ankle. There was nothing at stake but it was a good Clasico, high intensity and chances. "He was a little anxious because it was a bit swollen, but he said that it's nothing serious". "We had conversations with his representative, as we have with other representatives", Bartomeu said.

"We're not anxious about the final", Zidane, who has won back-to-back Champions League titles in charge of Madrid, is quoted by the BBC.

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It was one of a number of questionable decisions from referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez, as both teams departed wondering what might have been. "He said it wasn't much, but we'll see".

The thrilling nature of the match meant Andres Iniesta's last Clasico before leaving Barcelona at the end of the season was reduced to a footnote.

He played on for 31 minutes until the interval but did not emerge for the second half. As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price to wager on Barcelona to win and due to that reason, it is the wager which I am going to suggest. "I'd have liked to have won", added Zidane.

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