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Benzema, Ronaldo certified fit to face Manchester City


Cristiano-RonaldoKarim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, have been included in the Real Madrid squad to face Manchester City today.

Zinedine Zidane has included the whole of the first-team squad for the trip to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Ronaldo sat out the 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday with a thigh complaint, while Benzema was taken off as a precaution after taking a knock to his knee, but both are expected to play a part against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

There are also concerns over Pepe, who has only partly trained in the past week, but the Portugal centre-back is also included.

Meanwhile, Former Real Madrid winger Luis Figo fears for Zinedine Zidane’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu side as he has warned results are all that matter in the Spanish capital.
Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as the man in charge at Madrid back in January and can still win the Liga title and Champions League in his first season.

Madrid are just a point behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and city rivals Atletico Madrid in second place with three games remaining, while Manchester City await in the Champions League semi-finals.
However, Figo has warned Zidane’s status at Madrid could change quickly if they fail to win any silverware.

“I am very happy for Zidane that he is Madrid coach, both as a former team-mate and as a friend,” Figo told El Mundo.

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