Barca recover to set pace in La Liga
Catalan giants look to extend unbeaten run, while Real miss Ronaldo
for attacking absentees.
“Ronaldo is a key player for us, he’s always in it and always scores,” Zidane said.
“I hope it’s the last game of the season that we’re without him. We’ve not got Cristiano nor Benzema, but we will have other players and we’ll do well.
“We’ve won two trophies in spectacular fashion already and we played well (in the 22 draw) against Valencia.
“Against Levante (1-1) we weren’t good and we weren’t against APOEL in the first half either. Against Real Sociedad this weekend we need to start in a different manner.” Atletico Madrid will play their first game at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium as they host pointless Malaga while Levante host Valencia in the Valencian
derby. – Reuters
STEADYING THE SHIP: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.