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Real Madrid winger Bale ruled out with knee injury

Gareth Bale will miss this weekend's game. Credit: PA

Welsh forward Gareth Bale has suffered a knee injury, his club Real Madrid have announced.

Real are one point behind leaders Barcelona in the Primera Division title race and it has been reported on the Marca.com website that Bale will miss the penultimate league game of the season against Valencia on Sunday.

A statement posted on Real Madrid's official website said: "Following the tests carried out on Gareth Bale, he has been diagnosed with a joint strain in his right knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

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Starting line-ups: Real Madrid v Man City

Ronaldo fit to face Man City in Champions League

Ronaldo is fit to face Man City. Credit: PA

Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit for the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, coach Zinedine Zidane has announced.

The former Manchester United forward has missed Real's last three games - including the goalless draw in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week - with a thigh injury.

But the Portuguese has played a full part in training ahead of Wednesday's second clash at the Bernabeu and Zidane says he is ready to return.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Zidane said: "Cristiano is okay. He is 100 per cent. He trained this morning and he will be there tomorrow."

Defeat has dented City's confidence says Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho has admitted Manchester City will head to Real Madrid with their confidence damaged by Sunday's 4-2 Premier League defeat at Southampton.

Nigeria hitman Iheanacho struck twice as City's sole positive in a bleak south coast thumping at the hands of Ronald Koeman's Saints, for whom Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick.

The 19-year-old hopes to have earned a start for City's Champions League semi-final second leg at Real on Wednesday night, but admitted Manuel Pellegrini's side saw their preparations dented in defeat at Saints.

"This was not good preparation, this game didn't give us enough confidence but we'll put it behind us as soon as we leave here and focus on the game on Wednesday," said Iheanacho.

"We need to put it behind us, it's gone, it's not going to come back.

"So many things went wrong in the game, we lost so many balls and we didn't defend well.

"We lost so we're not happy, but we'll put it behind us and come back stronger."

But will he start in the week? Only time will tell.

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Man City v Real Madrid starting line-ups

Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a selfie after failing a late fitness test. Credit: Reuters

Ronaldo availability unknown for Man City clash

Cristiano Ronaldo has suffered a thigh muscle injury, but Real Madrid have given no indication if he will be fit for their Champions League clash with Manchester City.

The 31-year-old came off the pitch moments before the final whistle during Madrid's 3-0 Primera Division victory over Villarreal on Wednesday night after falling awkwardly.

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss out in Manchester. Credit: Reuters

Madrid face a trip to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday before Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Previously, Ronaldo had played every minute of every league game this season for Los Blancos, but there were fears he could miss some of the title run-in.

Ronaldo posted on Instagram that everything was "All good" on Thursday, but a statement from Madrid read: "Following tests carried out today on Cristiano Ronaldo in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a muscle strain in his right thigh. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Man City sell every ticket for Real Madrid semi-final

Manchester City have announced that all general tickets for next week's Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid have sold out.

City will have a full house for the visit of Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Only a limited number of hospitality tickets remain for the first leg of the glamour tie at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday.

City attracted criticism as tickets for their previous home game in the competition, against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, sold slowly.

But, despite complaints about prices from some fans, that game did eventually sell out with a new club European attendance record of 53,039 being set.

This time, with a discount scheme in operation for loyal supporters, tickets have been snapped up a week in advance with no general sale taking place.

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