Ronaldo suffers thigh strain

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a race against time to be fit for Manchester City after the Real Madrid star was confirmed to have suffered a thigh strain.

Ronaldo underwent an MRI scan on Friday morning to determine the extent of his knock in the dying embers of Madrid’s 3-0 win against Villarreal on Wednesday, and the club’s official website has since announced “a muscle strain in his right thigh”.

The Portuguese is now certain to miss Saturday’s match against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga and is a doubt for the first leg of Los Blancos Champions League semi-final first leg against City, although he is expected to be fit in principle.

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