Ramos and Ronaldo make peace after row

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have patched up their rift after clashing over Real Madrid’s poor start to the season.

Reports in Spain earlier this week suggested that tension between two of Real’s senior players had boiled over on the training ground, with the reigning La Liga champions eight points adrift of table-topping Barcelona.

Boss Zinedine Zidane has indicated that there was substance to the stories, albeit there was nothing unusual about the two big characters clashing.

But Zidane insists there is no issue between the pair anymore, ahead of this weekend’s derby against Atletico Madrid.

“Sergio is very clever, he can say what he wants and so can Cristiano, they’ve spent so long playing together and have won a lot of things together and it doesn’t mean anything if they disagree on something from time to time,” said Zidane.

“These things are sorted out internally and it is already fixed. There’s going to be no problem between Sergio and Cristiano.

“All I can say is I have two players who form part of the history of this club, they know what is at stake on Saturday and they respect each other a lot.”