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Will Cristiano Ronaldo play in the UEFA Champions League final? Zinedine Zidane replies

Zidane is 150 per cent sure the 33-year-old will recover in time for the May 26 showdown with Liverpool.

SNS | New Delhi |

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the UEFA Champions League final on May 26,  Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted.

“He got injured but is doing well, walking as normal. It is great that he can walk already and that shows his drive and ambition to get back and play every game,”Zidane stated at a presser ahead of his side’s La Liga clash with Sevilla.

Ronaldo injured his ankle while scoring the 1-1 during Real’s El Clasico tie with Barcelona on Sunday and while he completed the first-half, the fact that he did not come onto the pitch after the interval had fans worried.

“It would be perfect to have him back for the Villarreal game. it is a knock, but he didn’t damage his fibula. His ankle is ok.”

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Los Blancos visit the Ramon Sanchez Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday night for their 36th La Liga game of the season.

Apart from Ronaldo, the only other injury concerns for the Spanish giants are midfielder Isco and fullback Dani Carvajal. But Zidane had a positive update on the duo as he revealed, “Isco trained as normal and we’ll see what happens there. Carvajal needs a little more time but he trained alone today and he is doing well physically.”

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The UEFA Champions League final takes place in Kiev on May 26, with Premier League side Liverpool standing between holders Real and their aspirations of a three-peat.

“They will all feature in the Champions League final. I am 150 per cent sure about that, “asserted the French tactician.

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Real’s remaining La Liga fixtures:

  1. Sevilla (A), May 09
  2. Celta Vigo (H), May 13
  3. Villareal (A), May 19