Football: Ronaldo straining at the leash on Real return
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AFP) - Ballon d'Or-winner Cristiano Ronaldo cannot wait to play for Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League last 16, first-leg clash at Schalke 04, according to the Spanish giants' boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The 29-year-old Ballon d'Or winner, who has scored 34 goals in 32 games for Real this season, has missed the last three Spanish league matches through suspension.
Ancelotti said the midfield star was "highly motivated" for the last 16 clash at the Veltins Arena having scored nine goals in five European games this season.
"He's really wanted to play, he was not happy about not being able to do so," said Ancelotti.