Cristiano Ronaldo could return to the starting line-up when Real Madrid aim to extend their unbeaten streak to 39 games against struggling Granada in La Liga on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Ronaldo was rested for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey last-16 first leg against Sevilla but his absence was barely noticed as Zinedine Zidane’s in-form side netted three times before the break in a 3-0 win.
Real’s all-time record goalscorer also sat out their previous home match, a 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna in December, although he did play at the Club World Cup in Japan.
Speaking about the decision to rest his star forward, Zidane said: “He’s a very intelligent player and I want him to be well for the long term, and having 20 games in 70 days I want him to rest now and again. I see …