Cristiano Ronaldo absent from Real Madrid training

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 9, 2013
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Real Madrid allow Cristiano Ronaldo leave this week as the Portuguese is suspended for their Copa del Rey fixture against Olimpic Xatriva.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has allowed Cristiano Ronaldo time off this week as his side prepare for their Copa del Rey fixture against Olimpic Xatriva.

The Portuguese international is suspended for both legs of the last-32 clash after seeing red in the final of the competition against Atletico Madrid last season.

Ronaldo has recently returned from a slight hamstring complaint, but has been absent from training this week as Ancelotti allowed the 28-year-old to return to Madeira.

Madrid will also be without the services of Fabio Coentrao, Raphael Varane and Sami Khedira for the first leg of the cup match on Saturday evening.

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