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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Play For Real Madrid Against Tottenham

Bernabeu superstar back in squad for visit of White Hart Lane squad.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Chamnpions League quarter-final first-leg tonight.

The 26-year-old looks to have shaken off a hamstring inury that caused him to miss last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Sporting Gijon.

He was included in the manager Jose Mourinho’s squad but team-mate Karim Benzema will definitely miss the match.

The French international injured his hamstring whilst playing in the 0-0 draw with Croatia and has been unable to recover in time.

Defender Marcelo is also likely to start after injuring his ribs while on international duty in the practice before the Scotland friendly at the Emirates.

The Brazilian has been a consistent performer at left-back and was given every opportunity to recover in time by Real’s medical staff.

Kaka and Angel Di Maria, both fitness doubts, were also in the squad along with Gonzalo Higuain, who has just returned after a four-month absence.

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