Ramos Doesn't Regret Not Stopping Play For Suarez

  • Ramos Doesn't Regret Not Stopping Play For Suarez

Ramos Doesn't Regret Not Stopping Play For Suarez

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Liverpool's opponents for the May 26 showcase in Kiev fought back for a 2-2 draw away to Barcelona at the weekend, with Ronaldo scoring their first equaliser.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, meanwhile, joked about the officiating system, saying: "Thankfully there is no VAR yet, as we would still be playing". It had extra caffeine.

The match was evenly poised and it seemed like both the teams were looking for something more than just a win.

Barcelona had to play deeper and Bale, who was perhaps lucky not to have been sent off after several bad challenges, equalized after fine work from Marco Asensio.

Sergi Roberto received a red card in stoppage time during the first half Sunday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, meaning he was ineligible to complete the rivalry bout.

Messi's anger towards the official was reported to be during the halftime break before he came out to put Barcelona ahead in the 52nd minute.

"I don't see Ronaldo going back to the Premier League", Garcia told BetStars. "He was a little anxious because it was a bit swollen, but he said that it's nothing serious", Zidane said following the stalemate. They played well and so did we.

But with Barca remaining on track to go the entire LaLiga season unbeaten, Iniesta was happy to be able to go out on a high.

Speaking after the match, Ramos suggested that Suarez wasn't as hurt as he was claiming, and thus there was no need to put the ball out of play. Suarez swept the ball out to the right where Sergi ignored Messi's run to the near post and returned the cross deep to Suarez. The Camp Nou erupted in applause and acknowledged the contributions of a living legend when he was substituted, reminding everyone that there would only be one Don Andres. A missed tackle by Sergio Busquets left Toni Kroos to start a counterattack that Ronaldo completed by sending a headed pass by Karim Benzema over the line to equal Alfredo Di Stefano's club record of 18 goals against Barcelona.

Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in the Champions League so far this season, making him the competition's top scorer.

Ronaldo appeared to shake off the injury.