Cristiano Ronaldo “120%” fit for Champions League final

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit ahead of the Champions League final, and will play in their final LaLiga game on Saturday.

The Spanish side play their last game before next week’s Champions League final when they travel to Villarreal on Saturday evening (7.45pm, on Sky Sports for those in the UK).

Ronaldo has missed their last two fixtures, a defeat to Sevilla and a win over Celta Vigo, with an ankle injury. Zidane though has explained that their talisman is back and fit.

“Cristiano is at 120 per cent,” said Zidane on Friday, clearly confused by how percentages work.

“He trained normally all week and he is ready (to play against Villarreal).

“I don’t think about injuries. It’s good to play, to find rhythm and intensity. We have to play well and be ready for the final. Nothing can replace the intensity of a match.”

CARDIFF, WALES - Friday, June 2, 2017: Real Madrid's head coach ZinÈdine Zidane during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF at the Stadium of Wales. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On the final itself, Zidane added:

“I’m happy to be able to play the final, it’s important for me in my career as a coach.

“The most important final to me is this one, not the previous ones. We have to give everything.

“I’m very happy to have everyone healthy. I don’t like to have injuries. I want everyone available so we can work.

“To reach the final with everyone healthy is very positive. It’s the most important part.”

Real have won three of the last four Champions League finals, beating Atletico Madrid (twice) and Juventus.

Ronaldo has 43 goals and eight assists in 42 appearances for his club this season.

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