Cristiano Ronaldo to Return for Real Madrid's CL Semi-Final

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Return for Real Madrid's CL Semi-Final
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his comeback from injury in time for Wednesday’s crucial Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

Los Blancos, who are aiming to become the first club in history to lift 10 European Cups, head to the Allianz with high hopes of dethroning the current holders and will be upbeat following the news of their key man’s return.

If the Spaniards do prevail, they could meet Madrid rivals Atletico in the final on May 24.

The 29-year-old has missed Real Madrid’s last four matches, including the 2-1 Copa del Rey final victory over rivals Barcelona. However, as per Marca.com “the player has practically recovered from the 1.5cm. tear to his left hamstring” and should be deemed fit ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Germany.

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Ronaldo is fully expected to feature for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, although it is not known whether that will be from the start or as a substitute.

The 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner has enjoyed another successful campaign, returning 45 goals in all competitions. The Champions League has been particularly fruitful for the Portugal captain. Already this season, Ronaldo has set records for scoring in eight consecutive Champions League matches, hitting nine in the group stage, and for most goals scored in a calendar year.

Additionally, as per UEFA.com, he has equalled Lionel Messi’s record of 14 goals in a single Champions League campaign.

Madrid have already beaten Schalke and Dortmund on route to the last four, their chances of claiming a third German scalp are certainly helped by the timely return of their star man. 

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