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Ronaldo and Benzema to miss match hoping to be fit for City

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's league match as they try to recover from injuries in time to face Manchester City in the return leg of their Champions League semifinal.

Coach Zinedine Zidane said that neither of his top two scorers was fit for the trip to Real Sociedad, where Madrid needs a win to realistically remain in the Spanish league title race. Madrid trails leader Barcelona and second-place Atletico Madrid by one point with three matches to go.

Madrid hosts City on Wednesday after the two sides drew 0-0 in the first leg, where Madrid clearly missed Ronaldo's spark in attack and where Benzema played only the first half.