MADRID, Feb 3 - Ronaldo was named in the Real
Madrid squad for Saturday's home league match against Espanyol
after a month out with a calf strain.
The Brazil striker last played in Real's 0-0 draw against
Villarreal on Jan. 8. He limped off after 33 minutes when he
suffered a recurrence of a calf injury.
He has had a difficult season with Real, missing all six of
their Champions League matches because of injury and suspension,
and struggling for fitness after ligament damage to his ankle.
England captain David Beckham was also included in the squad
despite suffering an injury scare on Thursday when he went over
on his right ankle after a challenge from Roberto Carlos.
Spain defender Sergio Ramos was rested while Jonathan
Woodgate retained his place in the squad after returning to
action in last week's 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo.
Real are third in the Primera Liga, 13 points adrift of
leaders Barcelona. Espanyol are in 13th spot, six points above
the relegation zone.