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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Lyon tie

Cristiano Ronaldo injured playing for Real Madrid against Malaga
Ronaldo has been injury-free all season

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo may miss the Champions League tie against Lyon after being ruled out for up to 15 days because of a leg injury.

The injury came about in Real's 7-0 thumping of Malaga on Thursday, when the 26-year-old scored a hat-trick.

A statement on the club's official website said the Portugal captain had "a grade one muscle injury on the left bicep femoris muscle".

It added: "The player will miss 10-15 days. His recovery is being monitored."

Real will take on Lyon at the Bernebeu on 16 March after the first leg finished in a 1-1 draw.

Ronaldo has been in fine form for Los Blancos this season, scoring 27 league goals.

The Madrid derby against Atletico on 20 March is a possible date for his return.

With Barcelona seven points clear in La Liga, Ronaldo - who has appeared in every league game this season - will be sorely missed as Real attempt to narrow the gap.

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