The Portugal star was forced off in the second half of his side's clash with Almeria with a thigh problem, although early reports suggest it is a minor knock. Real Madrid have been forced to withdraw Cristiano Ronaldo during their Liga encounter with Almeria after the Portugal star picked up an injury in the early stages of the second half. The 28-year-old appeared to pull up in discomfort after he burst down the left wing before stretching to fire in a cross with his left foot. The Portugal captain then signalled to the bench he wished to be withdrawn due to a problem with his left thigh, with Jese Rodriguez replacing him. Ronaldo had put his side 1-0 up in the first half prior to being forced off with the knock.