Ronaldo brace for Real Madrid
MADRID, Spain (AP):
Cristiano Ronaldo made the difference in his return, scoring twice as Real Madrid began their quest for a third straight Champions League title by beating Cypriot club APOEL 3-0 yesterday.
Ronaldo scored in each half in his first match since being suspended for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month.
He's still suspended for one more match of his five-game suspension, but is cleared to play in European competitions.
"He always scores and I hope it continues this way," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said.