Real Madrid boss Ancelotti reluctant to risk Ronaldo against Dortmund

The Portugal international has told the Italian that he "feels at 100 percent" after a recent knee problem, but the Blancos boss is unsure of whether to start the 29-year-old.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a serious doubt for the second-leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinal clash with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday after the forward limped off during training Monday.

The Portuguese star left the training ground after just 20 minutes on Monday with pain in the patellar tendon in his left knee, the same injury he suffered in the 3-0 win in the first leg against the Bundesliga giants and also kept him out of his side's fixture against Real Sociedad at the weekend.

Ronaldo was treated by the club's physiotherapist immediately after leaving the field and, while the club have not officially ruled him out of Tuesday's match, Carlo Ancelotti did insist earlier that he would not feature unless he was "100 per cent" fit.

"Regarding Cristiano, he feels that he is at 100 percent, so we are confident that he will feature," the former AC Milan boss told reporters. "We will not risk him, though.

"Cristiano always wants to play, and I want him to play. But he is a professional and knows when he can't."

With a three-goal lead in hand, Madrid appears to have one foot in the semifinals.

However, Ancelotti is taking nothing for granted, primarily because Dortmund will be buoyed by the return of star striker Robert Lewandowski from suspension.

"We are close to reaching the semis," Ancelotti said. "It's the biggest motivation you can have.

"But Lewandowski returning makes this a different game. His presence lifts his fellow players."

Lewandowski scored all of Dortmund's goals in its 4-1 first-leg victory over Madrid in last year's semifinal tie between the two sides.