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Ronaldo fit for Champs League; Benzema, Pepe doubt
Cristiano Ronaldo fit for Champions League final; Benzema, Pepe remain doubts for Real Madrid
By GRAHAM DUNBAR
Associated Press
2014-05-24 03:42 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo seems certain to be fit to lead Real Madrid's attack against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.

However, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has fitness doubts about Ronaldo's strike partner Karim Benzema and defender Pepe.

Ancelotti says "Cristiano doesn't have any problems, he has trained well," after missing Madrid's final league match last weekend to rest a leg muscle injury.

Benzema and Pepe have not trained this week due to hamstring and calf injuries, respectively.

Ancelotti says the team's practice session Friday evening on the Stadium of Light pitch "will be crucial to decide" if they can start.

Madrid's vaunted forwards Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale have combined to score 26 goals in this Champions League, plus 63 in La Liga.

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