Real Madrid official's overconfidence will infuriate Liverpool fans

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Emre Can is losing his bid to be fit for Liverpool's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Zidane made seven alterations to his starting XI following the 2-2 draw against Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday, with injuries, suspensions and a desire to rotate seeing an unfamiliar team named at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Earlier, had reported how England global Joe Gomez has been ruled out of Liverpool's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev.

Speaking to reporters about the damage to Ronaldo's foot, he said: " It's incredible that he's already walking after 48 hours.

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Madrid sit third in LaLiga and face an uphill battle to finish second, as they trail Atletico Madrid by three points with two games remaining. "Madrid can not let this chance slip - finals are to be won, not played and Real Madrid know what is at stake", said the 84-year-old.

On Ronaldo, Zidane said, "When what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo happened, and it was something minor, the best we could hope is that the player recovers as soon as possible and that's that".

Since suffering an injury on March 17 in Liverpool's 5-0 win against Watford, the 24-year-old has not played a game since then. It would be ideal to have him back for the Villarreal game (on May 19). It would be ideal to have him back for the Villarreal is a knock, but he didn't damage his fibula.

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football's top individual awards for the past decade and are expected to continue that trend this year after outstanding campaigns for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, reports Xinhua news agency. The team who will follow their planning in a better way will end up winning the game. "The most important thing for us will be to plan what to do in the game", he continued.

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