What's buzzing:

Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

View photo

Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training for Real Madrid ahead of the second leg of its Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

The Portuguese forward picked up a knock in last week's 3-0 first-leg win and consequently missed Saturday's 4-0 league win over Real Sociedad.

However, the 29-year-old appears poised to return to action in time for the return leg after Madrid confirmed that he has undergone a recovery session prior to the quarterfinal decider at Signal Iduna Park.

Ronaldo's presence will come as a boost as Real aims to finish off the tie with BVB and progress to the semifinals for a fourth consecutive season.

Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria is also in contention to feature in Germany after taking part in training, having recovered from the illness that saw him miss the games against Dortmund and Sociedad.

The Argentina international was replaced by Isco in Madrid's last two games, but is expected to make his return Tuesday.

View Comments (1)
  • Greece set to escape ban as sports law goes to parliament

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek football is set to breathe a sigh of relief as the country's controversial new sports law was submitted to parliament on Wednesday with the necessary amendments to avoid a FIFA and UEFA ban from international … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Swiss league player fined for red-card tackle

    LENZBURG, Switzerland (AP) -- State prosecutors in Switzerland have fined football player Sandro Wieser 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,800) for injuring an opponent in a top-tier match. … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Israeli FA to meet Blatter in effort to avert suspension

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body. An official from … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Ancelotti needs rethink after Ramos experiment fails

    Ancelotti needs rethink after Ramos experiment fails

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will have to rethink his tactics ahead of the Champions League return leg after Sergio Ramos came unstuck in an experimental midfield role in the semi-final clash with Juventus. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Juventus move a step closer to rejoining Europe's elite

    Juventus move a step closer to rejoining Europe's elite

    By Brian Homewood TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus's win over Real Madrid has strengthened their conviction that they are good enough to rejoin European football's elite after years of watching the Champions League final stages from the sidelines. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago