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Ronaldo, Benzema Ready For Madrid Against Osasuna

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are expected to join Gareth Bale in attack for the first time this season
Posted: Sep 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared himself “ready” to return for Real Madrid in this weekend’s match with promoted Osasuna.
Ronaldo missed Madrid’s first two league games of the season and their European Super Cup win over Sevilla while recovering from a knee injury he sustained playing in the Euro 2016 final for Portugal.
However, the Real’s all-time top scorer told reporters on Thursday “I’m ready” when asked whether he would face Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
Spanish newspaper Marca reported earlier in the week that Ronaldo, who scored 35 goals in 36 league games last season, will play 60 minutes against Osasuna as coach Zinedine Zidane eases him back into action.
Fellow forward Karim Benzema is also fit after recovering from a hip injury sustained towards the end of last season and is expected to start alongside Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, allowing Zidane to field his first choice ‘BBC’ attack for the first time this season.
In the pair’s absence, Real eased to a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad in their opening game thanks to goals by Bale and youngster Marco Asensio, although they then laboured to a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.
“I’m excited about our game with Osasuna, they will make things difficult for us but it’ll be fantastic because we’ll have our full team available,” Bale told reporters on Wednesday.