Real Madrid won’t risk Ronaldo against Bayern Munich, Bale out

 

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will make a late decision on the inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo for their Champions League tie against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese forward has missed Real Madrid’s last four games with both knee and hamstring problems and he is set for a fitness test ahead of the game.

Ancelotti told reporters

“Cristiano has trained well in the last few days. He will have more tests then we’ll make a decision.

“If everyone is certain he can play without any problem then of course he will play. I am confident he will play, but we’re going to make the decision [on Wednesday].

“If there’s any risk of a relapse he won’t play. We have to remember that this tie is not going to be decided [Wednesday].

“We may be able to gain an advantage from the home leg, but the really decisive game is next Tuesday in Munich.”

Gareth Bale had, however, returned to training after being out for a few days with ‘flu but it seems as if he has suffered a set-back in his recovery from the illness and is not well enough to take part in the first leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.

The second leg of the Champions League semi-final will take place in Germany in just under one week’s time.

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Lee Hurley

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