Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has complained that the timing of the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday gives La Liga leaders Barcelona an unfair advantage.
Real's Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Liverpool on Wednesday
Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 away on Wednesday to all but seal their place in the last 16.
However, Barca played at home and 24 hours earlier in dismissing Ajax 3-1, which Ronaldo believes will be beneficial to the Catalans.
"The best thing would be for the game to be on Sunday, but I don't want to use that as an excuse," the Portuguese captain told reporters.
"A footballer at the highest level knows that two days is not the same as three days, but it's not an excuse because we are going to play well and win," he added.