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Football: Ronaldo out of Madrid derby

Published on Apr 27, 2013 6:18 AM
 
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Uefa Champions League semi final first leg football match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on April 24, 2013 in Dortmund, western Germany. Ronaldo will miss Saturday's derby against Atletico Madrid, the club's assistant coach Aitor Karanka confirmed on Friday.  -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Saturday's derby against Atletico Madrid, the club's assistant coach Aitor Karanka confirmed on Friday.

Ronaldo, 28, picked up a thigh strain in Wednesday's crushing 4-1 Champions League semi-final, first leg defeat at Borussia Dortmund and did barely five minutes of jogging on Friday before returning to the indoor gym at Real's training complex, Spanish media reported.

"He has a muscle problem and he wasn't able to train today and he isn't in the squad for tomorrow," Karanka said.

"We hope to have him back for the return match against Dortmund," he added.

 
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