Despite ankle sprain, Ronaldo to play in Champions League final
Madrid: Real Madrid have received a massive boost with the news Cristiano
Ronaldo's ankle injury will not jeopardise his chances of playing in the Champions League final.
He was forced off at half-time of the Clasico clash with Barcelona, prompting fears he could miss the showpiece meeting with Liverpool in Kiev on May 26.
But a scan has revealed he only suffered a sprain and is in no danger of missing out.
He will, however, be sidelined for the next two matches — at Sevilla and at home against Celta Vigo — before returning for the final La Liga clash of the season away to Villarreal.
The remainder of the league campaign is now fairly irrelevant to Real Madrid, given they will almost certainly finish third.
Second-place Atletico Madrid have a better head-to-head record and would need to drop points for Los Blancos to overtake them.
Ronaldo has been superb in 2018 and, despite the array of talent at boss Zinedine Zidane's disposal, he remains an integral part of the side.
Real Madrid are in third place in the La Liga standings with 72 points, just three points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, while Barcelona have already won the title.
The former Manchester United man netted
Real Madrid's first equaliser during the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.
After an underwhelming start to the campaign, he has scored 25 goals in 2018, helping his side reach a third-consecutive Champions League final.
Meanwhile, Uefa announced Serbian Milorad Mazic will referee the clash in Kiev.