Cristiano Ronaldo 'would have played' against Manchester City if it was a final

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Cristiano Ronaldo failed a late fitness test ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City and wasn’t named in the squad.

However, the Portuguese superstar told his former Manchester United teammate Owen Hargreaves that he would have played had it been the Champions League final.

Hargreaves, working for BT Sport, had a quick chat with the injured Ronaldo before the game and got the lowdown on the injury and how long he might be out for. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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“I think he was quite upset at the fact he wasn’t able to play,” Hargreaves revealed. “He said it was just a muscle problem but if it was a final, he probably would have played. But there’s just no risk in the terms of the games coming up he didn’t want to risk it.”

Asked if he will be back for Real Madrid’s next game, Hargreaves responded: “I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. it’s just a minor knock.”

Video: Hargreaves reveals what Ronaldo told him

Real Madrid disappointing in first half

Real Madrid failed to convince during the first half of their first leg at the Etihad Stadium and will be looking to improve their performance in the second 45 minutes.

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