Zinedine Zidane has pointed out that star man, Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 per cent, ahead of the second leg clash against City.
Ronaldo missed the matches against Vallecano, City and Sociedad owing to a thigh injury.
But it appears the Portuguese star is back, unfortunately, Casemiro and Benzema will miss out.
“Cristiano is 100 per cent, but Benzema and Casemiro are different,” Zidane told a media conference ahead of the game.
“I’d have liked to have Casemiro and Benzema, but it is not like that, others will play and they will do well. Karim today still had an issue, and we did not want to take any risks.”
When asked whether his central midfielder was definitely ruled out of the match, the Frenchman stated he hoped the Brazilian would still be involved.
“We will try, Casemiro is Casemiro, but we have other players who can do same work as he does. (It is) not a (serious) injury, but he had bruise and did not train today. We have a big enough squad to cover, if he cant play.”
Real have fared well in the absence of their star striker Ronaldo, securing back to back wins domestically but looked off the pace against City at the Etihad without the Portugal international.