Zidane confident of Ronaldo returning to full fitness

Zidane confident of Ronaldo returning to full fitness

- Zidane boasts of Ronaldo's fitness ahead of the Champion League final

- The Real Madrid talisman was injured inn the El Clasico against Barcelona

- The 33-year-old is set to miss La Liga ties against Celta Vigo and Sevilla

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be "be at 150%" fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool.

The Portuguese was substituted at half-time during the weekend's draw against Barcelona when he scored the first equalizer.

"Everyone will be okay for the final - Cristiano, Isco and Carvajal," the Frenchman confirmed on Tuesday.

"Cristiano is the one who will be out longest, as it just happened two days ago. But he is good, he's walking normally.

"Nobody will have any problems for the final, they will all be at 150%."

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The 33-year-old will miss the forthcoming clash with Sevilla and is will most likely not feature against visiting Celta Vigo.

However Goal claimed he could be fit in time to face Villarreal in the last match of the current La Liga season.

Zidane said: "We do not know when he will be back with the group, or if he will be back for Villarreal, but it would be perfect to have everyone ready for that final La Liga game," he said.

The French tactician also confirmed he expects Dani Carvajal and Isco to be fit for the encounter against Liverpool on May, 26, in Kiev.

Carvajal has been on the sidelines since injuring his hamstring in the 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The Spain international has missed Madrid's last three matches including the second leg match against Bayern Munich and La Liga matches with Leganes and Barcelona respectively.

Similarly, Isco has also missed out with the same number games in Madrid's last three outings because of a shoulder injury.

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Zidane is yet to be knocked out of the Champions League since he became manager of the Bernabeu outfit.

Los Blancos are chasing their third successive Champions League crown having won it back-to-back in the last two seasons.

The Spanish giants became the first team to successfully defend the prize since the new format of the competition was introduced in 1992/93 season.

The last team to win the European Cup three times in succession was Bayern Munich which was between 1974-76.

The last time Real lost in the final of an European competition was in 1981 and ironically it was Liverpool.

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