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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit for today's Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Borussia Dortmund , coach Jose Mourinho has said.
The Portugal international, top scorer in the competition this season with 12 goals, returned to training with his team-mates on Monday after sitting out Saturday's 2-1 La Liga victory over Atletico Madrid.
He had damaged a thigh muscle as Real lost 4-1 in the first leg in Dortmund last Wednesday.
Even with a fit Ronaldo, Real face a stiff task against the Bundesliga side if they are to keep alive their bid for the 10th European crown that has eluded them since 2002.
"Cristiano is fine to play," Mourinho said.
Aside from injured full-backs Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo, Mourinho will be selecting from a full-strength Madrid squad.
Real will be wary of launching a cavalry charge at a Dortmund side unbeaten on their travels in Europe this year as it would leave their shaky defence even more expo...
BEST OF MAXIM
Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly cheated on his supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayak with the Brazilian booty contest participant known as "Miss BumBum," according to a story in The Sun.
Andressa Urach, the 27-year-old Miss Butt Brazil runner-up, who goes by the show name Miss BumBum, said the Portuguese star bedded her because “he was obsessed with...
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are a better team than Borussia Dortmund despite their UEFA Champions League semi-final defeat.
Jose Mourinho's side won their second leg 2-0 on Tuesday night but were still knocked out at the Bernabeu following a 4-3 aggregate loss.
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski-inspired 4-1 first-leg win did the damage and Ronaldo acknowledged that...
A Mug Shot Gallery that will not disappoint
Jose Mourinho has dropped the strongest hint yet that he may leave Real Madrid at the end of the season following their UEFA Champions League semifinal defeat against Borussia Dortmund .
Mourinho's future has been the subject of much speculation after a poor Primera Division campaign that sees them lie 11 points behind archrivals Barcelona with five games remaining.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admits German football is riding high ahead of today's Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu against Borussia Dortmund .
Madrid go into the semi-final second leg needing to overturn a 4-1 deficit after being outclassed in Germany in the first game.
"It's not a surprise for me that Dortmund are where they are, I thought...
Real Madrid's Champions League campaign had only just ended in defeat when Jose Mourinho spotted an opportunity to send out a calling-card to future employers.
''The Ego'' had landed - directly in front of a camera.
Even though Madrid can still end a mediocre season - mediocre by its high standards, anyway - with the Copa del Rey title, Mourinho is laying the...
Real Madrid's Champions League campaign had just ended in defeat when Jose Mourinho spotted an opportunity to send a message.
Even though Madrid can still end a mediocre season - mediocre by its high standards, anyway - with the Copa del Rey title, Mourinho is laying the groundwork for a divorce, dropping heavy hints about a return to the English Premier League and Chelsea,...
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINAL LEG 2
Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (agg. 3-4)
Jose Mourinho reaction:
“The players gave everything and we nearly made it through. If we had scored sooner we’d have had more chance. Then, in the last period of the match, we almost did it, but in football you either achieve your aim or you don’t. The fans were fantastic, they helped a lot and believed...
Rafa Benitez says rumours of Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea will not distract him from the task of beating Basel on Thursday.
The outgoing UEFA Champions League holders are 90 minutes away from a second successive European final and take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Europa League semi-final at Stamford Bridge.
But the build-up to the game has been overshadowed by...
Michael Essien starts for Real Madrid against Dortmund
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is in Real Madrid’s starting lineup for their second-leg Champions League semi final game against Borussia Dortmund.
The on-loan Chelsea player starts at right-back as the Spanish champions make an audacious attempt to overturn a 4-1 deficit suffered in the first leg.
Essien forms part of a four...
When the final whistle went in last week's shock 4-1 UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg defeat at Borussia Dortmund , Real Madrid minds were reeling. But immediately the focus swung to the potential for a roaring comeback in the return game at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ( live, FOX Soccer, Tuesday, 3 p.m. ET ).
Just minutes after his side been comprehensively outplayed...
Michael Essien could be starting for Real Madrid against Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Ghana midfielder Michael Essien is likely to start for Real Madrid at right-back in the Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
This follows the confirmation by manager Jose Mourinho of the injury to Alvaro Arbeloa ahead of the second-leg semi final tie against the dethroned German...
Michael Essien is now a right-back at Real Madrid.
For a long time now it has been abundantly clear that European coaches do not view African players European clubs as capable of offering anything creative.
It is therefore not surprising to see Michael Essien shunted to a periodic right-back role at Real Madrid, where he has not disappointed especially against Borussia Dortmund...