Zinedine Zidane has hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested when Real Madrid visits Leganés in LaLiga on Wednesday.
Ronaldo has netted eight times in his past five league outings, while he was also on target twice in the 3-1 Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.
His latest goal came as Madrid came out on top 5-3 in a LaLiga classic away to Real Betis on Sunday.
But, despite Madrid still being a point adrift of third-place Valencia, Zidane said his talisman needs a breather.
“I don’t know how many years in a row he has played 60 or 70 games, but he doesn’t stop,” Zidane said at a news conference.
“There comes a moment when it is necessary for him, for the team, for everything, for him to not play. He is better this way.