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Ronaldo 100 percent, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash

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Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) trains past his teammates during a training session at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on May 3, 2016, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) trains past his teammates during a training session at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on May 3, 2016, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side’s Champions League semi-final, second leg showdown with Manchester City on Wednesday.

Ronaldo missed last week’s 0-0 draw in the first leg due to a thigh injury, but took a full part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

However, Zidane confirmed that Madrid will be missing two other key players in striker Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro through injury.

“Cristiano is fine, he is 100 percent, that is why he trained this week and will be there tomorrow,” Zidane said on Tuesday.

“Karim and Casemiro are another thing. In the scan today Karim still has a problem and we don’t want to risk him.

“The same with Casemiro. He doesn’t have a serious injury but it is a dilemma and we also don’t want to risk him.

“We have a sufficient squad so that the rest can play.”


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