Friday, March 18, 2011
Cristiano and Messi in care for Saturday's game
The top scorers of the League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with 27 points apiece, are working to recover in time from injury in order to play on Saturday in their respective matches in the twenty-ninth day.
In the absence of 10 days to finish the season, Messi Barcelona Getafe receives in order to defend his lead of five points is the top of the table over second-placed Real Madrid, who visit their neighbors Atlético de Madrid.
- Cristiano Ronaldo returned on Wednesday after suffering a hamstring injury in his left leg to help eliminate Madrid Olympique Lyon in the Champions League but was replaced in the second half and had to put ice on his leg on the bench .
José Mourinho's team has had only 72 hours to prepare for the derby and should be careful not to aggravate the injury of the Portuguese winger.
- Messi is still being treated for a knee injury he suffered with Barca last weekend, but is expected to form part of the team, unlike the injured Carles Puyol, Pedro and Maxwell, who probably can not play.