CRISTIANO RONALDO RESUMES TRAINING AHEAD OF CITY CLASH
Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have resumed training with the rest of the squad ahead of the encounter against Manchester City in the semi final of the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid posted a video on YouTube revealing that Ronaldo had resumed training in a bid to calm fans’ nerves ahead of the game on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Sunday following a thigh injury as he bids to prove his fitness for Real Madrid’s second leg tie against City. The forward limped off the field in the closing stages of the Spanish giants’ 3-0 win over Villarreal on 20 April and has been absent for the following three matches, including the goalless draw against Manchester City at the Etihad last week during the first leg.
Real Madrid announced their captain had returned to training ahead of the return tie against Manuel Pellegrini’s men at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 31-year-old Portuguese trained with his team-mates for the first half of the session before working individually for the remainder.
Prior to his injury, Ronaldo had played every minute in this season’s Primera Division, scoring 31 times. He is the leading scorer in the Champions League this campaign with 16 goals from 10 appearances and hopes to increase his tally as he returns to England. Ronaldo played in England for The Red Devils form 2003 to 2009 after moving from Sporting CP. This is the first time the record breaking striker is returning to Manchester since his record breaking transfer free from Old Trafford.
The forward missed the last two La Liga games of Madrid as they battle Barcelona for the much revered title. Madrid won both encounters but still trail the Catalan giant by a point with two games to fight for.