Madrid Press: Cristiano Ronaldo a doubt for Dortmund match

Madrid Press: Cristiano Ronaldo a doubt for Dortmund match


Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund tonight in the second leg of their quarter-final tie of the Champions League.

Los Blancos hold a 3-0 advantage going into the game, but will likely have to make do without Cristiano Ronaldo again after the Portuguese star pulled up after just 20 minutes in his side’s training session on Monday with pain in his knee, which saw him sit out the La Liga game against Real Sociedad at the weekend.

Marca and AS have plenty of build up to the match, and carry quotes from Carlo Ancelotti saying that if Ronaldo is not 100% ready to play, he won’t be risked.

The Westfalonstadion is of course the place where Los Blancos succumbed to a heavy defeat last season – Robert Lewandowski scoring four goals as the Bundesliga outfit thrashed Jose Mourinho’s men 4-1 in the semi-final first leg. But Marca and AS both lead today with the importance of Gareth Bale, a dangerous weapon in Madrid’s armoury, who wasn’t part of the squad this time last year.

Finally, Lewandowski confirmed at his press conference yesterday that Real Madrid president did talk to him last season. The Polish international, who has agreed a free transfer to Bayern Munich at the end of the campaign, was linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu following his goalscoring exploits last year.

He said: “Florentino Perez spoke to me. It was a very short conversation I had with him.That’s the only thing I can say about my chat with the Real Madrid president.”