Does Cristiano Ronaldo's injury open the door for Lucas Vasquez at Real Madrid?

Lucas Vazquez celebrates.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss Real Madrid's season opener at Real Sociedad due to the knee injury he sustained at the Euro 2016 Final last month.

Real's star man Cristiano Ronaldo may be on holiday after being allowed an extended break due to Portugal's heroics in France, but there are also concerns that he could miss the first few game of the season with an injury which is set to rule him out of the clash with Sevilla in the European Super Cup on 9th August.

The injury will no doubt cause concern for manager Zinedine Zidane, who has limited options with the potential sale of Jese Rodriguez to Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Gareth Bale potentially being rushed back due to his involvement in Euro 2016 with Wales.

Zidane has openly said that he will not rush back the three-time Ballon d'Or winner, admitting: "Obviously he wants to be back but we need patience and for him to be calm. He will be back with us soon in Madrid."

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo down injured

The omission of Ronaldo and potentially Bale will open the door for Vasquez to showcase himself to Zidane. The Spaniard featured 25 times last term and scored four goals, although he failed to hold down a starting spot in the side with the lethal strike force of Ronaldo, Bale, and Karim Benzema in his way.

With the 25-year-old boasting pace, high work rate and trickery on the ball, Zidane already appears to have taken a liking to Vasquez with the Frenchman opting for the 24 year-old over James Rodriguez.

Lucas Vazquez v Italy

Zidane showed his faith by turning to him in crucial games last term such as AS Roma in the Champions League, and he scored a crucial goal against Villareal as well as playing a important role in their win at Real Sociedad. 

With two-thirds of the 'BBC' trio possibly missing for the start of the campaign, there is now a chance for Vasquez to put a thought into Zidane's mind - if he sees himself having a long-term future at the club, his time has come to show why. 

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