New Delhi: Real Madrid superstar attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested for the Copa del Rey game against minnows La Cultural Leonesa on Wednesday.
Coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed that the Portuguese goal-machine will be rested for the Copa del Rey game to keep him fresh for the upcoming El Clasico against Barcelona on Saturday.
Ronaldo currently is in terrific form having scored a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid and a brace against Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Real Madrid confirmed their squad ahead of the Leonesa game for which many key players like Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and goalkeeper Keylor Navas have been rested.
Enzo Zidane will be in the squad along with other Real’s young players Alvaro Tejero and Martin Odegaard.
La Cultural Leonesa will travel to Santiago Bernabeu, having lost the first leg 7-1 to Real Madrid at home.