Cristiano Ronaldo is making every effort to become fit enough to make a competitive comeback in the upcoming Spanish La Liga match between Real Madrid and Osasuna. The match is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, and will possibly be Ronaldo’s first match since suffering a knee injury during Portugal’s Euro 2016 final victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo took some time off after Euro 2016 and returned to training in August. He has been working hard to get back into competitive level. However, after missing the UEFA Super Cup and Real Madrid’s first two La Liga matches, he still has not made a competitive return.
On his Instagram account, Ronaldo has been showing photos and videos from his training and fitness sessions. Three days ago, he posted a photo where he says that he he has finally been able to fully train with the rest of the first team. If he is cleared by the club’s doctors, he can make his comeback on Saturday against Osasuna.
Unfortunately, the weekend’s La Liga matches are under threat of being postponed. The Spanish heat wave has led to soaring temperatures that have been deemed dangerous for the players. The Iberian peninsula has been experiencing temperatures that go as high as 40 degrees Celsius, and the Football Association has been contemplating the possibility of making some scheduling changes.
If the La Liga matches are postponed, Ronaldo still has the opportunity to make his Real Madrid comeback soon. He has been named in the roster for the club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League Group Stage fixture against his former club Sporting CP. That match has been set for Sept. 14.
During his time off, Ronaldo accepted the award for the Best Player in Europe for the 2015/16 season. The accolade was handed to him during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw. He edged out teammate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid player Antoine Griezmann.