Carlo Ancelotti on Friday confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s trip to Real Sociedad on Saturday due to the knee injury he has been carrying for several weeks. The Portugal international was substituted on Wednesday during Real’s 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.
"We will rest Cristiano because he is a bit tired," the Italian said. “We want to avoid taking any risks, we have a lot of important games coming up."
Real is involved in a three-way battle with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona for the Spanish league title. Ancelotti's men are three points adrift of first-place Atletico, and two behind Barca, with seven matches to play. Ancelotti said he expects Ronaldo to play in the UCL quarterfinal return leg in Dortmund on Tuesday.