Mourinho waits on Ronaldo, Benzema out
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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will wait until after this afternoon's training session to see if Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to face Tottenham in tomorrow's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo had been a major doubt for the match after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid a fortnight ago but Mourinho hinted after Saturday's home defeat to Sporting Gijon that he could risk the Portugal international against Spurs.

Speaking at today's pre-match press conference, Mourinho said of Ronaldo's possible participation: "I don't know. We will have to wait a little. After training we will have the list of those players who will play. If I was sure I would be able to tell you."

(Karim) Benzema no chance (of playing), absolutely no chance, he's not even training with us.
Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid coach

Mourinho did reveal that in-form striker Karim Benzema would not be involved though, while Angel Di Maria and Marcelo were also fitness question marks.

Benzema, who has scored 12 goals in his last 12 games and 21 in all competitions this season, suffered a hamstring injury while on France duty. Marcelo was also injured while away with Brazil, suffering a bruised ribcage, while Di Maria picked up a knock against Sporting.

Mourinho added: "Benzema no chance (of playing), absolutely no chance, he's not even training with us. Di Maria is a doubt, Marcelo is a doubt, Cristiano is a doubt. After training I will give the list."