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Cristiano Ronaldo plays down injury fears after being taken off

The Real Madrid forward was substituted for James Rodríguez at half time of Los Merengues' LaLiga win at Deportivo on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo se duele de un pisotón durante el partido frente al Deportivo.
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Cristiano Ronaldo had to be taken off at half time of Real Madrid's 2-0 final-day victory at Deportivo La Coruña in LaLiga on Saturday.

The Portuguese scored both of Real's goals as Los Blancos got the three points required of them but, with title rivals Barcelona also winning, were beaten to the championship.

"Heavy knock"

The forward was replaced by James Rodríguez at the break, with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane explaining in his post-match press conference that the 31-year-old had taken "a heavy knock to his foot".

However, the issue does not appear to be a cause for concern as Real prepare for the Champions League final against Atlético on 28 May.

"Don't worry"

Speaking in the mixed zone at Riazor, Cristiano looked to play down the problem, telling reporters: "Don't worry, I'm fine."


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