However the high-stakes Champions League semi-final between Real and Manchester City unfolds on Wednesday night, one man at the heart of the action will not be getting rattled according to the former Madrid man Steve McManaman - and that’s Zinedine Zidane.
Real posted a video on YouTube to reveal that Ronaldo had resumed training
Portugal's national team doctor fears the 31-year-old could return too soon and cause more damage to his hamstring
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur among the English clubs trying to sign Madrid's 16-year-old striker
Defensive home form of Zinedine Zidane's side is ominous
The match ended in a goalless draw
The club's star player missed the goalless draw with Manchester City at the Etihad
Man City 0 Real Madrid 0
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City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals while Atletico Madrid play Bayern Munich
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