Champions League Final: Cristiano Ronaldo and a 'Special Game' at Home

Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to perform in front of home fans when Real Madrid F.C. take on Atletico Madrid in what promises to be a cracker of a Champions League final.

updated: May 24, 2014 10:31 IST
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Lisbon: Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have concerns over the fitness of key players ahead of the first ever meeting between two sides from the same city in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Saturday night.

Real are the worst affected as defender Pepe and striker Karim Benzema remain major doubts, but coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will start despite a muscle problem that prevented him taking a full part in training this week.

Ronaldo pulled out of Real's final La Liga game of the season against Espanyol last weekend due to a hamstring injury, that also saw him miss crucial ties in the Liga title run in as Real lost out to Atletico.

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