"They have to work hard, but look at the rise of Marco Asensio, for example".
Zinedine Zidane insisted after the game that Los Blancos remain in the title race, but it was ultimately a frustrating 90 minutes for both sides. For the Rojiblancos star, it's now eight games without finding the back of the net, while four-time Ballon d'Or victor CR7 has scored just once in La Liga all season.
In the first-half in the first ever Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano, as he challenged for the ball in the Atletico box, Ramos was kicked square in the face by Lucas Hernandez.
On paper, 12-time European champions Real are overwhelming favourites against an Apoel side that are without a win in their last 12 matches in the Champions League proper, and who are now only fifth in the Cypriot top flight.
"I would bleed a thousand times for this badge and this shirt".
Ramos himself tweeted a photo thanking fans for their support, and suggesting he would be back wearing the jersey as soon as possible. I'll be back in no time.
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Madrid travel to Cyprus for Tuesday's Champions League clash with APOEL and Zidane called on Benzema to end his hard run by giving "more".
Nobody can deny Ramos' commitment to the champions' cause. He played less last season, more this year.
Not only are they a long way behind Barca in the league, they also risk finishing second in Champions League Group H. We are Real Madrid and we know that people will always want more from us.
Instead, Ramos is expected to be fitted with a protective mask that could allow him to be available for upcoming league fixtures against Malaga and Athletic Club Bilbao.
Real Madrid have won all three previous encounters against their Cypriot opponents and look good to avoid defeat at odds of (1.03).