World Cup 2014: Injury boost for Portugal as Ronaldo returns to training

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training

Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed this Saturday’s game against Real Sociedad with a niggling knee injury, returned to training on Sunday with Real Madrid.

Real boss, Carlo Ancelotti decided to rest the Portuguese striker for the game at Anoeta in a bid to get him fully fit. Cristiano suffered two consecutive scares, against Rayo Vallecano and Borussia Dortmund after suffering a relapse to his injury.

The Real squad held a recovery session behind closed doors today, just two days before their Champions League quarter-final return leg against Dortmund.

Ancelotti had Casillas and Jesús at his disposal – who trained under goalkeeping coach Villiam Vechi -, as well as outfield players Cristiano Ronaldo, Di María, Morata, Varane, Casemiro, Coentrão and Castilla striker, Willian José.

The 11 players who started this Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Real Sociedad all trained indoors at the club’s facilities, whilst the injured Khedira, Arbeloa, Jesé and Marcelo were also absent on the pitch.


  1. Edwin says:

    Amen! We need to c the best players to make memorable W/cup.

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