Watch the moment Cristiano Ronaldo knew he wasn’t fit enough to play v Man City (Video)


Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the Real Madrid team was the big talking point last night.

All weekend and throughout the buildup, manager Zinedine Zidane had insisted the team’s top scorer would be fit to play against Manchester City, but just an hour before the team news was announced, the news dropped that Ronaldo was out, having failed a final fitness test.

He later admitted that had it been a final, he would have risked playing, but that the first leg of a 2-legged tie was too much of a risk.

As the video below shows, Ronaldo looked convinced he’d be playing as the players went out for their final session, but on his way back inside, his expression had changed from one of excitement to one of concern.