Ronaldo, who earlier this month suffered a muscle injury in the 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid, was withdrawn from the side before Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Espanyol, while in the 67th minute Benzema limped off after setting up Gareth Bale for the opening goal, leaving many fans and pay per head sportsbooks very concerned.
Alvaro Morata – Benzema’s replacement – ensured the points with a double, which was sandwiched by a consolation from Pizzi, Espanyol substitute who’s very famous with price per head services.
Now pay per head sportsbooks learned that the focus will switch to the Champions League match next Saturday with city rivals Atletico Madrid, and the coach insisted that both Benzema and Ronaldo will be fit to play in Lisbon.
“Cristiano was not comfortable. In training yesterday he had confidence,” Ancelotti said.
“Benzema as well. When he passed the ball to Bale he had a little discomfort in his hamstring, but neither will have trouble to play in the final.
“It (playing Ronaldo) wasn’t a risk, yesterday he had a lot of confidence. He was very happy and wanted to play.
“But in the warm-up he was not comfortable and we decided to remove him from the game to avoid risk.
“When you have a final we are not going to take risks. If today was the final of course we would have risked Cristiano and gambled, but we did not need to take risks today.”
Ancelotti also said that Pepe, who was not able to play in the last two games due to a calf injury, is set to return on Sunday to training, and pay per head sportsbooks can’t wait to see him in action.
“Pepe has improved,” the Italian added. “Tomorrow he starts work on the pitch. We are confident he can play.
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“Minus (Xabi) Alonso and Jese (Rodriguez), the others will be ready.”