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Ronaldo returns to Real training

By Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training for Real Madrid ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League second leg against Borussia Dortmund.

The Portuguese forward missed Madrid's 4-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday because of a persistent knee injury.

However, the 29-year-old appears poised to return to action in time for the midweek European test, after the club confirmed that he had undergone a "recovery session" prior to the quarter-final decider at Signal Iduna Park.

Real lead 3-0 from the first leg at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo finding the net in a comfortable victory for Carlo Ancelotti's men.

The former Manchester United man's presence will undoubtedly come as a boost as Real aim to finish off the tie and progress to the last four.

On his reasons for leaving Ronaldo out of the Sociedad clash, Ancelotti said on Saturday: "We had to avoid injury so I rested Cristiano."

Angel Di Maria is also in contention to feature in Germany, taking part in training after recovering from illness.