With the football season slowly drawing to a close we are getting ever closer to finding out who will be victorious in the various competitions. The Champions League is in the semi final stages which will see Spanish giants Real Madrid take on Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the first leg at the Bernabeu tonight (Wednesday, April 23).
There has been a question mark hanging over the involvement of Real Madrid goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo who has been missing with a muscle injury of late, although he has returned to training ahead of the match. Now, Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted that it is crucial that Cristiano plays if Real Madrid hope to beat Bayern Munich tonight.
Alonso explained, "Cristiano is going to play, if he's 100%. It's a decision for the manager, the player and the coaching team to make. We need him to play though, he's an important player. Cristiano gives us explosiveness, potential to create chances and get goals. For us he's a crucial player and when he's there, we take advantage of our opportunities."
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in lethal form since joining Real Madrid from Manchester United and is regarded as many as being the best player on the planet and one of the greatest to ever play the game. With Bayern Munich currently considered the best club side in football, Real Madrid will definitely need their best players on song tonight and that will hopefully include Cristiano Ronaldo.
Who do you think will win the Champions League this season?