Real Madrid v Manchester City

3 May

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 16 Champions League goals this season – two more than Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have managed between them.

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday.

The competition’s all-time top scorer – with 93 goals – missed the goalless first leg with a hamstring strain.

“Cristiano is OK, 100%. He trained this morning and he will be there tomorrow,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

City midfielder Yaya Toure has also trained on Tuesday having missed the past two games with a thigh injury.

Ineligible midfielder Samir Nasri, forward David Silva (hamstring) and defender Pablo Zabaleta were absent.

No reason was given as to why the Argentina international missed the session.

Ronaldo, who also sat out his team’s past two La Liga games, completed a full training session on Monday for the first time since being injured on 20 April.

The former Manchester United forward, 31, has netted 47 goals in all competitions this season and is the leading scorer in the Champions League with 16, one shy of his record from Real’s victorious 2013-14 campaign.

Karim Benzema, 28, could only do running work on Monday and the France striker is still a doubt with a hamstring problem.

Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 24, received a knock in Saturday’s 1-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad but is expected to face City at the Bernabeu.


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