Ronaldo will miss the UEFA Super Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo rules himself out of UEFA Super Cup through injury

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Twenty-sixteen has been a fantastic year for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Since surrendering the Ballon d'Or to rival Lionel Messi six months ago, the 31-year-old has won the Champions League - he scored the winning penalty against Atletico Madrid in the final - and steered Portugal to international glory.

Such has been Ronaldo's success this year that he's favourite to reclaim football's greatest individual prize in January.


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The Real Madrid superstar is currently on the road to recovery after suffering a knee injury against France in the Euro 2016 final but has been dealt a fresh setback.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Ronaldo has ruled himself out of Los Blancos' clash with Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on August 9.

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He said: "I am completely ruled out for the European Super Cup on the 9th because I aim to be back for the 10th."

Ronaldo did have some good news for Real fans, though, after admitting he wants to discuss a new contract at the Bernabeu.

In doing so, the Portugal international quashed any suggestions that he will leave the Spanish capital.

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"I spoke to the president [Florentino Perez] on the phone and when I get back to Madrid, we'll talk," he added. "Obviously it's something I want."

As mentioned, Ronaldo is widely expected to win the 2015 Ballon d'Or and it would seem he's aware of that fact.

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"It's out of my hands, but I'll admit that I'm in a good position given that I won the Champions League and the European Championships."

As he recovers from an injury inflicted by France's Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo's focus will be on the upcoming La Liga campaign amidst a burning desire to win the title.

Incredibly, the Portuguese has won La Liga just once since joining Real in 2009 and would cap a special 18 months by doing so again next May.

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