‘Fit-again’ Ronaldo ready to return from injury against Olimpic de Xativa

Johannesburg, Dec 3: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a muscle strain and is ready to return to action, the Portugal forward said recently.

According to Sport24, Ronaldo damaged a hamstring in Real’s La Liga match at Almeria on Nov. 23 and missed last week’s Champions League win over Galatasaray and Saturday’s La Liga success against Real Valladolid.

Ronaldo said in an awards ceremony that he no longer had an injury and had been fine for a couple of days.

Ronaldo netted 14 goals in his last seven appearances for club and country before his injury and is one of the favourites to scoop the FIFA Ballon d’Or when the footballer of the year award is announced next month, the report said.

Real’s next match is a King’s Cup last 32, first leg at third-tier Olimpic de Xativa on Saturday and they play at FC Copenhagen in the Champions League the following Tuesday, the report added. (ANI)