Ronaldo brace for Real Madrid

September 14, 2017


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.

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