Ronaldo was forced off with an ankle sprain at half-time during last weekend’s El Clasico, having scored Madrid’s equaliser against Barcelona, and there were worries over the severity of the injury.
However, the club has insisted throughout that he would be fit for Madrid’s clash against Liverpool, where Los Blancos will be aiming to win an historic third straight Champions League title.
The forward duly confirmed his return on social media on Saturday.
Ronaldo will likely miss Saturday’s game against Celta Vigo before returning for the final La Liga game of the season against Villarreal.
Ronaldo was forced off at half-time during last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona with an ankle sprain, sending supporters and the team into somewhat of a meltdown.
However, the injury seems to be minor, and in fact the club now say their striker will come into the May 26 final against Liverpool in better condition than any of the previous European finals, including last year, when he was in top form and well-rested when he travelled to Cardiff.
Ronaldo will miss Saturday’s match against Celta Vigo, but is scheduled to return next week against Villarreal in the final La Liga game of the season in order to get some playing time ahead of the final.
While Los Blancos medical staff have remained coy over the injury, which is reportedly a sprain with some bruising, Zidane, ahead of the mid-week La Liga trip to Sevilla, declared Ronaldo is set to be ready to star in this month’s Kiev final.
And McManaman, who spent four years at the Bernabeu between 1999 and 2003 and still has many close connections at the club, revealed that Ronaldo will be in optimum shape as Madrid go for their third consecutive European Cup triumph.
“Speaking to people in Madrid, he will be fit and ready for the final don’t you worry about that,” the former Liverpool winger said.
“If Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t play it of course gives Liverpool an edge because he’s the best player in the world.”
Liverpool FC Legends Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and Steve McManaman were visiting LFC World, presented by Standard Chartered, and fans will have the opportunity to see them in a live Question and Answer session, as well as watch the Reds’ final day of the season clash with Brighton alongside them, at Barasti in Dubai on Sunday May 11 between 5-9pm.