- Cristiano Ronaldo is nursing a calf problem ahead of El Clasico this weekend
- The Real Madrid star has trained away from the first team for two straight days
- Ronaldo suffered a slight calf problem in the Club World Cup final
Cristiano Ronaldo is looking more and more likely to missing this weekend's El Clasico.
Real Madrid confirmed that that star player trained away from the rest of the first team squad on Wednesday, December 20 amid fears he could miss the game on Saturday, December 23.
"Real Madrid were in training again as they continue to prepare for el Clasico," Real Madrid said.
"The Whites continued to fine tune details ahead of Saturday's game against Barcelona (1pm CET), where they will look to end the five-title winning year with a victory in front of their fans.
"Zidane called up academy players Tejero, Moha and Altube for the session.
"The main focus of the session was ball work at a high intensity. Benzema joined the group as they carried out different possession and pressing exercises and played several matches in small spaces.
"Cristiano Ronaldo worked separately from the group, while Luca also trained alone out on the pitch as he continues his recovery process."
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Ronaldo suffered a slight calf problem in the Club World Cup final victory over Gremio, but played through the pain barrier.
Los Blancos host Barcelona at the Bernabeu and currently sit 11 points adrift of their great rivals with a game in hand.
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