Liga - 'Rested' Ronaldo out of Real Madrid game

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s La Liga fixture away to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

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Ronaldo, who was crowned UEFA Best Player in Europe on Thursday, will be rested after admitting he was not at full fitness.

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti said: "We have decided to give some days' rest to Cristiano He will not be part of the squad for tomorrow."

Ronaldo has played all four of Real’s matches this month – the UEFA Super Cup, both legs of the Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid and last weekend’s Liga opener against Cordoba.

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Ronaldo has been battling a hamstring strain, and said he played at the World Cup for Portugal while still suffering from a knee injury.

He told Marca on Friday: "We were involved in important competitions with the Champions League and then the World Cup.

"Then there were ups and downs in pre-season which is normal with the Real Madrid tour, the trips, the tiredness and jet-lag. All this means that you can't work well.

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"Last week I was running okay but I still need some days to be at my best although it will be soon.

"Clearly I did (force myself too much). I should probably have stopped and now I would be fine."

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