Peoples Digest Online- MARCO ASENSIO will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League opener because of a PIMPLE on his leg.
And Spanish media report that the wonderkid has picked up an infection from shaving them!
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Asensio, 21, is out of the home clash with Apoel.
And when asked what the problem was, the Real boss couldn’t hide his amusement at the problem affecting his playmaker.
Zidane giggled: “A pimple… which stopped him pulling up his socks.”
Spanish site ABC say that Asensio has an infection, caused by shaving his expensive pins.
And with the Cypriot side not expected to trouble the defending European champions, Zidane will give Asensio a night off.
Zidane also reckons Cristiano Ronaldo‘s tax hell will not affect Real’s prospects of a hat-trick of Champions League trophies.
Superstar Ronaldo looks set to return to the starting line-up tonight his first club game since receiving a five-match ban after his red card in the Spanish Super Cup final.
The Portuguese ace pushed referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea when he was sent off in the win over Barcelona last month, for which he was suspended for an extra four games.
And Ronaldo has also been accused of evading £13.2million in tax, which he strenuously denies.
But Bernabeu boss Zidane said: “Cristiano is focused on what he needs to do. He’s delighted to be back playing. It’s what he loves plus he is mentally and physically very wellZidane says Cristiano Ronaldo is back loving life with Los Blancos
“He’s fine and we’re happy to get him back on the pitch.”
Real became the first team to defend the Champions League with their win over Juventus in June.
The Spanish giants aim to make it three in a row in Kiev next June.
Real keeper Keylor Navas added: “It’s great to have Cristiano, the world’s best player, back. He is desperate to play.”