Ronaldo suffers injury and could miss UCL

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– Real Madrid confirms Ronaldo’s injury

– Zinedine Zidane is not concerned about the striker’s injury

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Manchester City clash in the Champions League next week as Real Madrid have confirmed a thigh strain injury of the forward.

The striker picked up a minor knock in Madrid’s win over Villarreal and took himself off the pitch clutching the back of his right leg.

Despite the injury, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said he had no concerns that the injury could be a serious one.

But medical tests conducted this week have identified muscle damage!

According to the statement: “After the medical examinations conducted today [Friday] on our player, Cristiano Ronaldo, a the Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja, he has been diagnosed with a muscle strain in his right thigh. His progress will be monitored.”

It should be noted that Ronaldo has not missed a minute of La Liga or Champions League football this season.

Meanwhile Fernando Santos, the Portugal coach, is not concerned that Ronaldo’s place at Euro 2016 could be jeopardised: “I took care to learn of Ronaldo’s condition,” he told SportTV. “The information I have is that the probability of it being something very serious is small, thankfully.”

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Real Madrid defender SergioRamos is hopeful he will be fit in time for the Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City next week: “We hope that Ronaldo can play against City. We all know how important he is to the team. We hope it is nothing serious and that he will be there in the most important game of the season. We all know him, he is super ambitious. He always wants to play and score goals, even when he is asleep.”

Manchester City have been handed a stern test in their quest to win a first UEFA Champions League trophy as they face Spanish giants Real Madrid. The fixture will see Man City coach Manuel Pellegrini come up against his former side.

Man City and Madrid’s only previous meeting came in the 2012/13 group stage, the Spanish team winning 3-2 at home on match day one before a 1-1 draw in Manchester two months later.

The question many football lovers seems to be asking is – Will Cristiano Ronaldo break his own record for most goals in a UEFA Champions League season during the semi-finals?

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