Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/26/13
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Atletico Madrid have been handed a huge boost ahead of the Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday with the news that Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out through injury. Ronaldo, who has scored 31 goals in the Primera Division this season and hit a hat-trick in the corresponding fixture 12 months ago, sustained a minor injury to his left thigh during the warm-up before Madrid's 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie during the week. He has undergone physiotherapy with the aim of being ready to face the Germans next Tuesday and will be rested against Los Rojiblancos. Full-back Alvaro Arbeloa has not recovered from back pain and is expected to miss the match too, adding to Madrid's problems at full-back, with Marcelo and Michael Essien also out, meaning Sergio Ramos is likely to continue to play at right-back. Atletico are currently three points behind Real Madrid in the Primera Division table and victory would take them...
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