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Zidane- Cristiano Ronaldo is tireless

Cristiano Ronaldo has not missed a single minute for Real Madrid in this Primera Division season and Saturday’s match against Eibar will not be any different.

Malaga’s Roberto Rosales is the only outfield player in La Liga who has featured for as many minutes and only two other goalkeepers in Jan Oblak and Vicente Guaita can say they have played the 2,790 minutes this season.

Considering how important next Tuesday’s match against Wolfsburg is for Madrid, some questioned whether the Eibar game was going to be the one for Ronaldo to sit on the bench or not.

However, coach Zinedine Zidane says the Portuguese is ready;

“He will play, we will make some rotations but these rotations will be made thinking about the match against Eibar, then we will see what happens next Tuesday.”

Ronaldo is still fighting to end this season as the leading scorer and he also wants to finish the campaign having featured every single minute for the first time since he arrived in Spain back in 2009.

He has scored 29 goals so far this season and his main competition for his fourth Pichichi Award are Luis Suarez (26) and Lionel Messi (22).

Since Zidane took over, Ronaldo has scored 17 goals in 16 matches.

Minutes played by Real Madrid players this Liga season

Player Matches Minutes

Cristiano Ronaldo 31 2790

Keylor Navas 29 2610

Toni Kroos 27 2338

Luka Modric 28 2331

Marcelo 25 2025

Raphael Varane 21 1732

Danilo 19 1654

Karim Benzema 21 1632

Sergio Ramos 19 1581

Pepe 15 1525

Isco 25 1488

Daniel Carvajal 19 1432

Gareth Bale 19 1424

Casemiro 18 1114

James Rodriguez 19 1108

Nacho Fernandez 13 937

Mateo Kovacic 21 910

Lucas Vazquez 19 814

Jese Rodriguez 21 593

Borja Mayoral 4 202

Kiko Casilla 2 180

Alvaro Arbeloa 4 161

Marcos Llorente 2 41

Denis Cheryshev 2 34

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