Cristiano Ronaldo would be sitting on the sideline while his team takes on Espanyol on Tuesday evening. Zinedine Zidane has rested his in form man Ronaldo to give him some rest before their crucial encounter against Paris St. Germain on 7th March at Frances’ capital, Paris at Parc Des Princes.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an brace against Alaves when they thrashed them 4-0 at their own backyard on 24th February. Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema also had scored in that match.

Zidane said: “I don’t know how many years he[Ronaldo] went without stopping, but now the moment has come where it’s necessary for him and for everyone for him to not play from time to time.” He has expressed his views earlier to rest the five time Ballon d’Or winner for the crucial encounter.

Marco Asensio would be adding up with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema as the trio will be the strike force for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid would be facing PSG on 7th March. They are leading 3-1 on aggregate.

Real Madrid is on third place in league table with 51 points from 25 games, whereas Espanyol is fifteenth on league table with 28 points from 25 games.