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Ronaldo may miss Champions League quarter-final against Spurs

The Real Madrid forward will be out of action for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts right before getting substituted during the game against Atletico Madrid. Susana Vera / Reuters
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts right before getting substituted during the game against Atletico Madrid. Susana Vera / Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo will be out of action for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain and could miss the first leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

The forward was substituted in the second half of Real's 2-1 victory away to Atletico Madrid in the Primera Liga on Saturday. A scan yesterday revealed the damage.

In Italy, Francesco Totti, the Roma captain, became the sixth player in Serie A history to score 200 goals.

Totti, 34, converted a penalty in the 27th minute of a 2-2 draw with Fiorentina then scored his 201st in the second half.

Silvio Piola, who won the World Cup with Italy in 1938, tops the list with 274 goals, followed by Gunnar Nordahl (225), Giuseppe Meazza (216), Jose Altafini (216) and Roberto Baggio (205).

Totti made his Serie A debut in 1993 at the age of 16. The 34-year-old has played his entire career with Roma, his hometown club.

In Belgrade, the Serbian football federation announced that Nemanja Vidic, the Manchester United defender, will miss Serbia's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Estonia with a calf injury.

"Coach Vladimir Petrovic spoke to Vidic and it's been decided that he should stay with his club for further treatment," the Serbian football federation said yesterday.

Vidic, United's captain, has also missed his club's past two games - a 2-1 Champions League win over Olympique Marseille and a 1-0 Premier League victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Serbia are also missing Nikola Zigic, who has a groing injury.