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Real Madrid sets sight on another Champions League final

MADRID (AP) — Boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo's return & a nearly perfect home record, Real Madrid welcomes Manchester City on Wednesday with another Champions League final almost in its grasp.

Real Madrid will have Ronaldo back after he missed three straight games because of a leg injury, including the 0-0 first-leg draw in Manchester last week. The Portuguese forward leads the Champions League with 16 goals, one shy of the record he set in the 2013-14 season.

Ronaldo injure his right leg in a Spanish league game on April 20 & hasn't played since then. Madrid has not released any official information approximately the injury, prompting widespread rumors approximately its severity, yet he participated fully in training on Monday & Tuesday & looked fit to return to action.

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Real Madrid sets sight on another Champions League final

MADRID (AP) — Boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo's likely return & a nearly perfect home record, Real Madrid welcomes Manchester City on Wednesday with another Champions League final almost in its grasp.

Real Madrid is set to have Ronaldo back after he missed three straight games because of a leg injury, including the 0-0 first-leg draw in Manchester last week.

Ronaldo leads the Champions League with 16 goals, one shy of the record he set in the 2013-14 season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo injured before key matches for Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's next match & is in doubt for the team's Champions League semifinal game at Manchester City.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Friday that Ronaldo's injury ''wasn't serious,'' yet he could risk aggravating the muscle he pulled in his right leg if he played at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Zidane said he hoped Ronaldo would be back for Tuesday's trip to England to face City in the first leg of the semifinals.

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Atletico will be just as tough a CL draw as Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — If the Champions League draw on Friday takes Bayern Munich & Manchester City to Madrid, they will certainly be hoping it's to face Atletico rather than 10-time European champion Real Madrid.

But the road to the final could be just as stressful through Vicente Calderon Stadium as it would be through Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

In the semifinals for the second time in three seasons, Atletico is trying to establish itself as a perennial contender in Europe, & its recent success against top teams has transformed Diego Simeone's squad into a dangerous opponent.

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Real Madrid seek European tonic to terrible season

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid return to Champions League action with the visit of Roma on Tuesday needing to book their place in their quarter-finals to keep alive a hugely disappointing season.

A place in the last eight for a sixth consecutive season is well within the reach of Zinedine Zidane's men with a comfortable 2-0 first-leg lead to rely on.

Yet, Madrid will have memories of this stage of the competition 12 months ago when Schalke had the 10-time champions clinging on in the final stages as the Germans won 4-3 at the Bernabeu.

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In the end, Real Madrid lucky it got to keep Navas in goal

In the end, Real Madrid lucky it received to keep Navas in goal

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid might consider itself lucky the plan to trade goalkeeper Keylor Navas & cash for David de Gea never materialized.

Aside from the embarrassment of not being able to finalize a transfer that was considered done, Madrid is doing just fine with Navas in goal.

Three weeks after the transfer debacle, there is no reason to think the Spanish giants would be better off with De Gea as its starter.

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In the end, Real Madrid lucky it got to keep Navas in goal

In the end, Real Madrid lucky it received to keep Navas in goal

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid might consider itself lucky the plan to trade goalkeeper Keylor Navas & cash for David de Gea never materialized.

Aside from the embarrassment of not being able to finalize a transfer that was considered done, Madrid is doing just fine with Navas in goal.

Three weeks after the transfer debacle, there is no reason to think the Spanish giants would be better off with De Gea as its starter.

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Ronaldo eyes history as Real Madrid, Barcelona face tough tests

Ronaldo eyes history as Real Madrid, Barcelona face tough tests

Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has another chance to move ahead of Raul as Real Madrid's top goalscorer of all time on enemy territory as Los Blancos make the daunting trip to take on Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Ronaldo is just two goals off matching Raul's record mark of 323, yet was surprisingly unable to add to his tally as Madrid struggled past Granada 1-0 at the weekend.

Madrid escaped with all three points on Saturday thanks to a string of saves from Keylor Navas as he stretched his unbeaten streak to five games.

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Atletico's Koke suffers hamstring injury

Atletico's Koke suffers hamstring injury

Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke could miss the his side's derby clash with Real Madrid in two weeks' time after picking up a hamstring injury in Atletico's 2-0 win at Eibar.

The Spanish international was substituted with an hour played in the Basque country on Saturday & tests on Sunday revealed an injury that may moreover sideline him for Spain's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg & Ukraine next month.

"He suffered a grade 1-2 hamstring injury," Atletico said in a statement on Sunday without setting a time frame for the 23-year-old's return to action.

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