Ronaldo, who missed Real’s 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Saturday, suffered the injury in Real’s 4-1 defeat to the Germans in the first-leg last Wednesday and his absence would significantly hamper any hopes of a comeback.


“Cristiano Ronaldo exercised alone on the pitch alongside physical trainer Carlos Lalin,” a statement on the club’s website said yesterday as the majority of his teammates took part in a recuperatory session.