Ronaldo substituted at halftime in Barcelona game

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is treated for an injury after scoring his side's first goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, dubbed 'El Clasico', at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo has been substituted with an apparent leg injury at halftime in Real Madrid’s league game at Barcelona.

Ronaldo’s right ankle appeared to be hurt when Gerard Pique stepped on it while unsuccessfully trying to stop him from scoring an equalizer in the 15th minute.

Ronaldo was briefly attended by team doctors on the pitch and then continued to play for the rest of the first half.

The Portugal forward, however, was replaced by Marco Asensio at halftime.

Madrid plays Liverpool in the Champions League final on May 26.

Ronaldo will then join Portugal at the World Cup next month.