Cristiano Ronaldo will be missing in action in Tuesday night’s Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with Manchester City.
The Portuguese star failed to shake off a thigh strain and he has left a big vacuum in the attacking set up of the Spanish giants.
Ronaldo actually sat out Real Madrid’s weekend; win over Rayo Vallecano with a thigh problem.
The first La Liga or European match he has missed this season – but was described as “100 per cent” fit by manager Zinedine Zidane.
Meanwhile, Nigeria youngster Kelechi Iheanacho who is dreaming to face Real Madrid has been named on Manchester City bench.
‘No Ronaldo’ before the match period was trending on Twitter and got a lot of media and user reactions.
While some were of the opinion that the team could still emerge victorious without the Real Madrid star others thought it was a big blow for the Spanish side.
Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Fernando; Navas, Silva, De Bruyne and Aguero.
Subs: Caballero, Mangala, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Delph, Sterling and Iheanacho.
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Vazquez. Subs: Casilla, Varane, James, Kovacic, Jese, Isco and Danilo.