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Hurting Ronaldo to miss Madrid's visit to Sociedad with league title on the line

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the game during a Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu   stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the game during a Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)  (The Associated Press)

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's visit to Real Sociedad on Saturday after leaving a Champions League game early because of left knee pain.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will rest Ronaldo, who is "tired and little worn down," after Wednesday's 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund, when the FIFA player of the year came out in the 80th minute.

Real Madrid (23-4-4) is three points behind Atletico Madrid (24-3-4) and one behind defending champion Barcelona (24-4-3) with seven games left.