Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: Cristiano Ronaldo is in 'optimal condition'
Ronaldo has been dealing with a hamstring injury and missed Real Madrid's 4-2 loss to Real Sociedad on Aug. 31. He also sat out of Portugal's 1-0 loss to Albania on Monday.
"Cristiano is in top shape. He has trained very well this week and I think he is in optimal condition," Ancelotti said on Friday.
"It is clear that Cristiano plays when he isn't tired or there is no risk of him injuring himself. That is what we did last season and I don't think he played too much last year, he only played when there was no risk of being injured."
The forward scored a goal in his lone La Liga game for Real Madrid this season.
- Sarah Barshop