Real Madrid’s chances of winning the Champions League took a major blow after their talismanic superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off from their match with Real Valladolid on Wednesday night, with the final two weeks away.
Ronaldo had to be substituted after just eight minutes of Madrid’s 1-1 draw after suffering a hamstring injury.
The 29-year-old was pictured clutching his left leg in training on Tuesday but boss Carlo Ancelotti decided to risk his main man for the La Liga clash even with the showpiece European final looming.
Real are four points off leaders Atletico Madrid at the top of the league with only two games left to play.
This new injury adds to concerns about Real’s attacking threats after Gareth Bale was also ruled out of facing Valladollid before the game.
Ronaldo left the field in no obvious pain but being removed from the match with less than ten minutes on the clock will be a major worry for the Spanish giants.
The Portugal international has been plagued with niggling troubles to his knee over recent weeks but did play and score twice against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final second leg victory recently.
Real face fierce city rival’s Atletico in the final in Benfica’s Estadio de Luz on 24 May.