Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has said that he believes attacking duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be fit to play a part in next week's Champions League return tie against Manchester City.
However, Zidane has provided a positive injury update ahead of the crucial second-leg showdown in four days' time, while director Emilio Butragueno has also moved to back the club's medical staff following a rumoured falling-out behind the scenes.
"In my head, I think that they will be ready," the Frenchman is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. "I didn't name the lineup thinking about Wednesday with Isco or Jese [Rodriguez]. I thought that I had to make some changes [against Sociedad]."
Butragueno added: "Our confidence [in the medical team] is total. The most important thing is the game on Wednesday. We only think about that and about getting to the final.
"There are still a few days to go. Hopefully all the injured players can be ready for such an important game. City will make things difficult. The crowd will be a decisive force for our players. I'm sure they will help us. It's a massive game."
The third member of Madrid's famed 'BBC' frontline, Gareth Bale, scored the only goal of the game in his attacking teammates' absence in the win at Sociedad.