Monday 18 December 2017

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo likely to feature against Man City

Football Soccer - Real Madrid Training - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England - 25/4/16
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale during training. Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff
Football Soccer - Real Madrid Training - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England - 25/4/16 Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale during training. Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff

Cristiano Ronaldo looks likely to feature in Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final clash at Manchester City on Tuesday after a fitness scare.

The former Manchester United star missed his side's victory over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend with a thigh injury. But the Portuguese is winning the battle to prove his fitness for the first leg of the last-four clash while fellow forward Karim Benzema also seems likely to overcome doubts over his condtition.

Coach Zinedine Zidane said at his pre-match press conference at the Etihad Stadium: "The idea is we want them to play but we have got the last training session now.

"We will see but they are fine at the moment and I think they will be fine. We will test everything. The idea is they will play. I think they will be 100 per cent."

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