Cristiano Ronaldo in race to be fit in time for Tottenham clash

Real Madrid forward's hamstring strain means he is a doubt Champions League showdown with Spurs

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be out for "between two and three weeks" Photo: Real Madrid CF

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Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur after aggravating a hamstring injury in Saturday’s Madrid derby.

The 26-year-old forward, who has already netted 37 goals for Real this season, is yet to complete 90 minutes following his return to action against Lyon last week after missing two games with a hamstring strain.

He has started Real’s last two matches but only played around 70 minutes in both, and the fresh setback could see him ruled out of the Champions League clash with Spurs on 5 April at the Bernabeu.

A club statement said he is likely to be out for “between two to three weeks, depending on his progress”.

“I’m not 100 per cent fit and it was a difficult game for me,” said Ronaldo after his side’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.

“Those who know me could tell I wasn’t myself during the match, especially in the second half. I think I’ve got an injury of some sort. We’ll see what shows up in the scan.”

Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid remain eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona despite their win after Pep Guardiola’s men beat Getafe 2-1 earlier on Saturday.

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