Ronaldo targets Madrid return versus Bayern

The Portugal international is happy with his recovery from injury and aims to return to the pitch against the Bundesliga champion in the Champions League semifinal.

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is hopeful of making his comeback from injury in the first leg of the team's Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The Portugal international has not featured for Carlo Ancelotti's men since the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal with Borussia Dortmund on April 2, originally missing out with a knee injury before picking up a hamstring problem.

The 29-year-old was disappointed not to be involved in Madrid's Copa del Rey final win over Barcelona on Wednesday, but hopes to face reigning European champion Bayern at Santiago Bernabeu next week.

"I'm really happy. I wanted to play and help the team but my teammates did a great job. I'm getting better, now I don't feel any pain," Ronaldo told the club's official website. "I might be back in time for next Wednesday or perhaps the second leg of our Champions League tie.

"Bit by bit I'm feeling better and what I want more than anything is to be able to help the team out as soon as possible."

Ronaldo has been in sublime form for Madrid this term, netting 45 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions.

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