Striker Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Real Madrid lineup Monday as the Blancos prepared for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund.
The Portuguese international sat out the weekend La Liga match with Real Sociedad after leaving last week's first leg against Dortmund with an injury.
Though playing hurt, Ronaldo scored for Real Madrid in the 3-0 rout of the German side, notching his 14th goal of the current edition of the European tourney to equal the mark set in 2011-2012 by Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Angel Di Maria, who missed the first leg in Madrid due to a stomach ailment, is also back with the squad.
Dortmund, which went on to lose in the 2013 final to Bayern Munich after eliminating the Blancos in the semis, faces a nearly impossible task on Tuesday against a Real Madrid side determined to win what would be a record 10th Champions League crown.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti plans to give his charges a day off following the Champions clash before gearing up for next weekend's La Liga fixture with Almeria. EFE