Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund: Cristiano Ronaldo in squad
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund: Cristiano Ronaldo is named in Los Blancos' 22-man squad for Tuesday's crunch clash
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Real Madrid’s 22-man squad for Tuesday’s crucial Champions League semi-final return leg against Borussia Dortmund.
The Portuguese forward trained alongside his team-mates during the 15-minute slot open to the media in Monday’s training session.
Ronaldo appears to be completely over the muscular problems he picked up ahead of last week’s first leg even though he has spent the past week working exclusively with club physios and has not trained with the group until today.
The only players who were unable to take part in today’s session were Marcelo, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury and Álvaro Arbeloa, who has a back injury. Both have been left out of Jose Mourinho’s squad list for the Dortmund game.
Real Madrid trail their Bundesliga opponents 4-1 after last week’s first leg.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund: Pre-match facts
• Dortmund are unbeaten on their travels in this season’s competition, with one victory and four draws, but Madrid have won three and drawn two at the Santiago Bernabeu this term.
• Madrid’s record in two-legged ties with German clubs in Uefa competition is W11 L7; Dortmund’s record against Spanish sides reads W4 L2.
• While this is Jurgen Klopp’s first Champions League semi-final, for Mourinho it is the seventh: his record is W2 L4. His Inter outfit won the 2010 final against Bayern, though Madrid did lose to the same opponents in last season’s last four. On the two occasions Mourinho’s sides did make the final, they claimed the trophy.
• Robert Lewandowski last week became the first player to score four goals in a European Cup semi-final in the first leg. He is the ninth man to score four times in a Champions League match; Lionel Messi is the only player to score five.
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