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LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo seems certain to be fit to lead Real Madrids attack against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. However, Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has lingering fitness doubts about Ronaldos strike partner Karim Benzema and defender Pepe. "Cristiano doesnt have any problems, he has trained well," Ancelotti said Friday about the competitions 16-goal record scorer, who missed Madrids final league match last weekend to rest a leg muscle injury. Benzema and Pepe have not trained this week due to hamstring and calf injuries, respectively. Ancelotti said the teams practice session Friday evening on the Stadium of Light pitch "will be crucial to decide" if they can start. Madrids vaunted forward line -- the so-called BBC of Gareth Bale, Benzema and Cristiano -- have combined to score 26 goals in this Champions League season, plus 63 in La Liga. Benzema has thrived playing between the two speedy wingers, though Ancelotti played down the significance of the France forward, or any one player in a city derby between teams which have met four times already this season. "Benzema has had a great season and I dont know that we are losing him," the coach said, adding "we will use another player who has similar characteristics." "This is not going to be a match where individuals count so much as the two teams," Ancelotti said. Atletico has injury concerns about its own star forward, Brazilian-born Spain international Diego Costa, who had a horse placenta treatment on his right thigh this week. Real defender Sergio Ramos said he hoped all the best players lined up Saturday. "If Diego Costa is there or (Arda) Turan or any other, well, thats no problem as far as I am concerned," the Spain defender said. "What concerns me is Karim, Pepe, Cris who have been injured in these past few days." For Real, attacking midfielder Isco could be asked to replace Benzema, whose France teammate Raphael Varane is a likely deputy for Pepe. Ancelotti is deprived of holding midfielder Xabi Alonso who is suspended, and Germanys Sami Khedira could start just two weeks after returning from a six-month absence due to a knee injury. Austin Corbett Browns Jersey . Hes the same player he always was, only now his efforts are being rewarded. The rookie manager has made a habit of heaping praise on others when things are going well, and accepting criticism when they arent. But in the case of Hurtado, its what the coach is NOT saying that may be the secret to a superb run of form. Browns Jerseys .Lets go back to the Avs, who have become one of the funnest teams to watch in this years playoffs. http://www.footballbrownsnflprostore.co ... te-Jersey/. Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. Denzel Ward Jersey . LOUIS -- The St. Austin Corbett Jersey . Fans can also watch the game on the newly launched TSN GO (currently available to Bell TV and Rogers customers), which gives TSN subscribers the freedom to live stream the networks programming from their smartphones, tablets, and computers at no additional charge – just as they would watch Canadas Sports Leader on TV at home. The following week, MLS ON TSN is at BMO Field in Toronto to deliver live coverage of TFCs home opener vs. D.C. United on Saturday, March 22 at 4:30 p.Martin ONeill hailed Seamus Colemans captains goal after the right-back proved to be the match-winner for Republic of Ireland in a narrow 1-0 win over Georgia on Thursday. The Irish skipper bundled home his first international goal to secure a vital victory for ONeills side, moving them onto four points in 2018 World Cup qualification Group D.Georgia were the better side in the first half, twice hitting the woodwork, and ONeill said he expected stiff opposition, admitting his side were second best before Colemans intervention. Highlights from Group D as Republic of Ireland faced Georgia in the European Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. I watched their [Georgia] game against Austria and they could have scored before Austria scored a goal, ONeill told Sky Sports. Perhaps if they had a natural goalscorer in their side they could cause teams lots of problems.We have played them three times now in around a year-and-a-half and we have found all three matches difficult.They had the better of the first half by miles and we came into it better in the second half.We pressed them better and we gained some second balls, which we didnt get in the first half, and Seamus Coleman comes up with a wonder run and goal that befits the captain of the side. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.dddddddddddd99. No contract. Levan Mchedlidze and Guram Kashi hit the crossbar and post respectively for the visitors, who controlled the first half at the Aviva Stadium.Republic of Ireland improved after the break and held on to clinch their first Group D win in their bid to secure qualification for the World Cup in two years time, leaving ONeill to pay tribute to his players character. Jonathan Walters attempts an overhead kick in the first half at the Aviva Stadium The important thing about the players is they have, certainly since I have come to the team, a great desire to do well, the manager said. When its not going so well, obviously you need to re-energise and we needed a spark again in the second half to get ourselves going.The players got themselves going in the second half. Obviously Im delighted with the three points [but] we can play much better than that. Seamus Coleman celebrates his goal against Georgia Goalscorer Coleman added: In the first half we werent good enough and we were lucky to go in 0-0 at half-time.Its all about three points but we know the performance wasnt good enough, but were happy to come out of it with three points.The manager just gave us a rollicking and said nowhere near good enough.We came out second half, played slightly better, scored the goal, defended better. I thought man of the match was our keeper [Darren Randolph]. 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