Had they reached the final, Real Madrid would have counted on Sunday in the Classic for the Spanish Super Cup with Sergio Ramos touched. The white captain left La Rosaleda last night with a bandage on his knee and limping slightly. The camera had already suffered discomfort in the previous minutes of the match against Athletic to the point that he consulted with the doctors and Nacho warmed up intensely in case he finally had to start. Ramos will return to Madrid with the joint touched but, at least, he will have eight days of respite.

The Andalusian will not play next Wednesday against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, a rotation that was in the plans but now with more sense despite the fact that Madrid comes from the disappointment of not being able to revalidate the Super Cup.

The club will evaluate the physical condition of its captain today but in principle, he is not expected until the 23rd against Alavés in Mendizorroza (9:00 p.m.) already in the league.

Ramos will have the chance to rest briefly after a very demanding season for his physique between Madrid and the National Team when he turns 35 he will turn 30 in March. He has suffered two injuries this season first a traumatic blow to the knee against Cadiz and then a fiber break that in total made him out for 28 days and miss eight games.