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Ronaldo fit and raring to fire Real to more European glory

May 26, 2016 09:34 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be "100 percent" in Saturday's Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a team training session at the Real Madrid Open Media Day ahead of the UEFA Champions League final against Club Atletico Madrid at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on TuesdayThe prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday when he ended training prematurely with a knock but was fit to train again the following day.

Although Ronaldo scored the final goal in Real's 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico in the 2014 final in Lisbon, he has admitted he was far from at his best due to a hamstring problem and is determined to put in a better performance at Milan's San Siro on Saturday.

"Cristiano always appears in the games that matter. I'll be at 100 per cent. On Saturday, I'll be in better form than I was in Lisbon," Ronaldo told Spanish television channel La Sexta.

"In Lisbon, my hamstring was hurting me. It was pretty bad. It was terrible because you know that in certain moments you could give more but you can't because your body doesn't respond."

Ronaldo has scored -- and been on the winning side -- in both the Champions League finals he has played in, having also won in 2008 with Manchester United.

He is top scorer in this season's tournament with 16 goals and is one strike away from equalling the record tally of 17 he set in 2013/14.

Image: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a team training session at the Real Madrid Open Media Day ahead of the UEFA Champions League final against Club Atletico Madrid at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on Tuesday

Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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