International

Slimline Ronaldo resumes training at Madrid

2016-08-20 19:05
Cristiano Ronaldo shoving a fan (YouTube)

Madrid - Portugal's Euro 2016 winning captain Cristiano Ronaldo resumed training for his club Real Madrid on Saturday after picking up a knee injury in the final victory over France.

No date has been set for a full return to action but a slimline and tanned Ronaldo trained separately from the rest of the group, as did teammate Karim Benzema, who has also been sidelined through injury.

"I can't give a precise date for Ronaldo's return" said Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane.

"It's good that Cristiano is back on the pitch, playing with the ball, it's a good sign. He wants to come back as fast as possible and I'm happy to have him back at training."

Real start their La Liga campaign against Real Sociedad on Sunday, but neither  Ronaldo or Benzema, who is suffering with a back injury, will be fit to play.

"You need to take your time with these things, I spoke to Karim and he knows that we don't want him to come back and then get injured again. We want him to come back at 100%."

Last season Madrid won their 11th Champions League title against derby rivals Atletico. They then also won the European Supercup against Sevilla.

This year Zidane has said that Madrid's priority will be to wrench the La Liga title from Barcelona, and put an end to their rival's domination of the domestic competitions.

Read more on:    real madrid  |  cristiano ronaldo  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.