May 23, 2013
Real Madrid could risk Ronaldo against Spurs
Real Madrid may risk forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
The world's most expensive player, who has a leg muscle strain, was left out for the shock 1-0 La Liga defeat at home to Sporting Gijón.
Jose Mourinho suggested on Friday his Portuguese compatriot would not be available until Real's game at Athletic Bilbao next weekend but the coach appeared to alter his stance a day later.
"If Cristiano plays (against Tottenham) it will be because he and I are taking a risk," Mourinho told a news conference.
"The doctor said he would only be ready for Bilbao. Tomorrow I will talk to the injured players and decide if we will take a risk."
Real striker Karim Benzema will not return until the Bilbao match and fullback Marcelo is sidelined for two weeks, Mourinho added.
The pair were injured on international duty with France and Brazil respectively.