Previous
Iceland
Switzerland
1
2
FT
Game Details
Spain
England
2
3
FT
Game Details
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Northern Ireland
2
0
FT
Game Details
Estonia
Hungary
3
3
FT
Game Details
Finland
Greece
2
0
FT
Game Details
Belarus
Moldova
0
0
FT
Game Details
Luxembourg
San Marino
3
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Eriksen to Real Madrid

Football Whispers
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo misses Real Madrid's draw at Manchester City

Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in Real Madrid's Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo failed a late fitness test and was forced out of Real Madrid's matchday squad for the Champions League semifinal first leg at Manchester City, which finished 0-0.

Ronaldo, 31, missed Saturday's 3-2 La Liga victory at Rayo Vallecano with a muscle problem but travelled with the Madrid squad to Manchester for Tuesday's game.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday that the Portugal captain was "100 percent" for the City clash, however, he was not been deemed fit enough to participate at all, failing to even make the bench.

Manchester CityManchester City
Real MadridReal Madrid
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details

"It is still sensitive, I am going to wait," Ronaldo told Antena 3 from the pitch before the game. "If it was a final, I would be playing."

Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno told BeIN Sports: "The issues which Cristiano had have not cleared up. It's better that he does not play."

Karim Benzema had also been a doubt before the game, after he limped off before halftime against Rayo with an apparent hamstring problem. But the France international was in the Madrid starting XI against Man City.

Lucas Vazquez started, taking the place of Jese Rodriguez who had deputised for Ronaldo against Rayo.

Man City were without Yaya Toure, who picked up an injury against Stoke City on Saturday but was unlikely to start the game with Fernando and Fernandinho the preferred pairing.

Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Benzema

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.