Ancelotti has shocked many by leaving Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the Madrid Derby. Soon, some reporters questioned about how the Portuguese was feeling, but sources within Real Madrid confirmed that the Portuguese player is ready to play. This is just a technical decision by Ancelotti, who could use him if needed.
It makes sense to leave Ronaldo on the bench occasionally, and both teams have rotated their squads for this match. Still, Saturday's game against Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu could have been a more appropriate date to leave the star on the bench.
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