Madrid, April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was sidelined for this weekend’s La Liga match due to a muscle injury, but is expected to be fit for their return leg of Champions League semifinals against Borussia Dortmund.
“We trust he will be with us Tuesday,” said Real’s assistant coach Aitor Karanka Friday. He did not give details on the injury, reports Xinhua.
Ronaldo has been left out for Real’s league match against crosstown club Atletico Madrid Sunday, when their arch rivals Barcelona could clinch the title if they win over Athletic Bilbao and Real loses.
The Madrid team suffered a 1-4 loss at Borussia Dortmund Wednesday when Ronaldo scored the only goal and is looking for an overturn in Tuesday’s second leg at home.