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Cristiano Ronaldo suffers thigh injury

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Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Galatasaray, after picking a thigh problem in La Liga action last weekend

Ronaldo was brought off after 54 minutes of Saturday's 5-0 win over Almeria as a precaution after complaining of discomfort in his left thigh, replaced by young forward Jese Rodriguez.

Madrid released an official statement declaring that club doctors have diagnosed the Portuguese winger with minor tissue damage, making him a doubt for Champions League duty in midweek.

The short statement read: "Following a series of tests conducted by Real Madrid's medical services at the Sanitas La Moraleja hospital, Cristiano Ronaldo has been diagnosed with a lesion to the posterior compartment of his left thigh."

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is unlikely to risk his star player against Galatasaray, with qualification close to being secured thanks to three wins and a draw from four group games.

The 28-year-old still found time to maintain a scintillating run of scoring form against Almeria, breaking the deadlock after three minutes for a goal in his seventh successive match for club and country.

Ronaldo has found the target 17 times for Madrid so far this season in just 14 appearances, making him the bookies' favourite to pick up the Ballon d'Or award next month ahead of other leading candidates Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

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