La Liga preview: Real Madrid hope 'sad' Cristiano Ronaldo inspires champions against Sevilla


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Cristiano Ronaldo has little time for moping as Real Madrid hopes a little group therapy helps him recover for a must-win match at Sevilla, with the Spanish champions needing to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona.

Ronaldo returned on Wednesday from helping Portugal to consecutive victories to quickly reaffirm his commitment to Madrid, 10 days after saying he was "feeling sad" at the Spanish club for professional reasons. 

"I would like to reaffirm, without being concerned about contracts, that my focus is solely on winning every game and every available trophy with the essential company of my teammates and all Madridistas," Ronaldo said in a statement on Wednesday, when he trained with his teammates. 

Barcelona are at Getafe, which beat Madrid already this season, on Saturday.