Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play against Leganes

At Real Madrid’s final training session before their match against Leganes, Cristiano Ronaldo reappeared with a black eye and swelling.

The injury came about as he scored his second goal against Deportivo la Coruna, and it required three stitches to stem the flow of blood.

As a result, the Portuguese won’t play against Leganes, although it shouldn’t prevent him from playing against Valencia at the Estadio Mestalla.

There was a plan to rest him already in place, but the inconvenience of the wound has ensured that Zinedine Zidane won’t take any risks.

The French coach will have been pleased that Ronaldo trained normally despite the obvious bulge under his left eye.