Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s clash with Real Sociedad on Sunday as he sits out the final match of his five game ban following his dismissal in the Supercopa de Espana and it surprisingly means that he has not played at Anoeta since 2011.
For one reason or another the Portuguese has been missing from the fixture in the Basque country since October, 2011 when Gonzaolo Higuain got the only goal of the match
He missed the subsequent match which came in May, 2013, with the title already won by Barcelona and with nothing to play for, he had a shoulder injury.
Then the following season the match at Anoeta came ahead of a Champions League quarter-final game against Borussia Dortmund (the year that Real won the tenth), and Carlo Ancelotti decided to rest him as he had played a lot of matches.
Again he was rested in the 2014/15 season having been suffering from several knocks and having played both legs of the Supercopa de Espana and helped Real to beat Cordoba in LaLiga. Following the Sociedad game he neither played in the game for Portugal.
Last season Real faced Sociedad in the first match of LaLiga and Ronaldo did not play for the team until the third match having been given a 30 match break by coach Zinedine Zidane to get in shape after picking up an injury in the final of Euro 2016.