Benzema and Ronaldo out for Real’s first La Liga match

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Zinedine Zidane makes winning the Spanish league his priority for the new season but will start the campaign without Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Benzema and Ronaldo out for Real’s first La Liga match

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MADRID, SPAIN (AUGUST 20, 2016) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (French) REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

“It is our main goal because it is the domestic competition, the most complicated because there are many games involved. You have to be consistent if you want to win the league, that is why we are really interested and it is our goal. Regarding Karim’s injury… he has something on his hip and his back. I can’t be very precise. I talk with the physios and that is what they tell me.”

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE SAYING:

“The first thing is tomorrow’s game. After that we will have time enough to talk, first with Cristiano, because the most important thing are his sensations. The match against Celta might be too soon to see him playing. But we will see. Next week we will have an important hint about his progress.”

STORY: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane’s priority for the new season is to win the Spanish League, he said on Saturday (August 20) as he prepared for a trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday.

The French coach, who will be without injured key players Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, said winning the league for the first time in five years was his prime target.

“It is our main goal because it is the domestic competition, the most complicated because there are many games involved. You have to be consistent if you want to win the league, that is why we are really interested and it is our goal.”

Zidane said Benzema was suffering with injuries to hip and back and he was doubtful Ronaldo could return for the next league match, at home against Celta Vigo next weekend, aas he continues to recover from a knee injury sustained in the Euro 2016 final.

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