Football: Ronaldo out of Madrid derby
Published on Apr 27, 2013 6:18 AM
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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