The 33-year-old forward missed Saturday’s 6-0 La Liga victory over Celta Vigo – and the 3-2 win over Sevilla in the previous match – with an ankle injury sustained in the 2-2 draw at Barcelona earlier this month.
But the Portugal international tweeted a photo of himself on the training pitch with the “OK” emoji after Tuesday’s session to indicate he could be on the way to recovery for the May 26 showpiece against Liverpool.
Five-times Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo sustained a “slight ankle sprain” after 17 minutes against Barcelona – moments after he levelled the scores at 1-1 – following a collision with Barca defender Gerard Pique and was replaced at the break.
He was, according to his club towards the end of last week, doing a mixture of indoor work and training on the pitch ahead of Saturday’s penultimate league fixture of the season.
Ronaldo stepped it up a notch on Tuesday with Real also giving a positive update on their official website, saying: “(Coach Zinedine) Zidane had full squad available for the first session of the week.”
Right-back Dani Carvajal also returned to training after picking up an injury against Barcelona as well.
Real travel to Villarreal as their La Liga campaign comes to an end on Saturday with a week after that to prepare for their biggest match of the season against the Reds in Kiev.
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.