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Ronaldo misses Real training due to muscle fatigue

The Portuguese suffered a minor muscle tear a few weeks ago and had a planned rest on Friday during which he did recovery work with physios.

Ronaldo misses Real training due to muscle fatigue
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Cristiano Ronaldo sat out Real Madrid training on Friday as part of a planned rest to ensure he is fully fit for the Champions League final against Atlético next Saturday. The forward remained in the gymnasium working with the club physios while his teammates were out on the Valdebebas turf. The gruelling season Real have had to this point has led Zinedine Zidane to take precautions with his star player, who suffered a small muscle tear a few weeks ago and missed three games as a result. The club has adopted a zero-risk policy with Ronaldo ahead of the most important game of the season. Ronaldo is expected to return to the squad for Saturday’s training session along with his teammates.

James Rodríguez: The Colombia international also remained in the gym for a second consecutive day as he continues his recovery from a muscle strain. Zidane hopes to have the midfielder at full fitness for the final. If James fails to recover in time, the Frenchman will be able to call on Lucas Vázquez, who has rejoined the squad in full training after recovering from a knee problem.