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Cristiano Ronaldo finished a vast impact in his truncated opening during Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a thought before being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in a initial leg of a Spanish Super Cup.
Ronaldo went on in a 58th footnote and scored with a appreciative strike to make it 2-1 in a 80th, earning a yellow tag for holding off his shirt to flex his muscles during Barcelona’s faithful.
But that adventurous intrepidity incited into a irritable simper twin mins after when Ronaldo was requisitioned again for diving in a area following strike with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
Ronaldo gave a chair a lift in a behind after observant a red tag that meant he will skip Wednesday’s relapse leg during a Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane conspicuous that a bar would journey appealing Ronaldo’s second rendezvous to a Spanish football federation.
“We played a good match. What bothers me is a event off of Cristiano,” Zidane said. “Maybe it wasn’t a penalty, yet a tag is a bit too much.”
After Madrid went contemptuous in a 50th from an own-goal by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi equalized for Barcelona in a 77th from a censure spot. Messi was given a probability to take his “clasico” thought record to 24 conflicting Madrid when Luis Suarez was fouled by goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
While Ronaldo’s thought was a blow, broker Marco Asensio’s 90th-minute strike _ with Madrid down to 10 organisation _ left Barcelona in a low hole for a second leg.
“I am not going to play this down, we are happy with a result. But of impetus it is not over,” Zidane said. “We are going to humour this today, given it is something to enjoy, and tomorrow we will cruise about a diversion on Wednesday.”
While Zidane’s Madrid took a vast step to a second due to start a mellow after assault Manchester United in a European Super Cup, it was a murky opening for Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.
Barcelona had hoped to expose that, with Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, it could still competition with Madrid notwithstanding carrying Brazil star Neymar plucked divided by Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record send final week.
Valverde opted to start Gerard Deulofeu in Neymar’s symbol on a left side, and a opposition with Neymar was clear. The contemptuous lacked a healthy talent and consultant timing that Neymar had grown over 4 seasons with Messi and Suarez adult front, and Barcelona battered softened after midfielder Denis Suarez reversed Deulofeu early in a second half.
While Barcelona slumped to a wreckage to a fiercest rival, Neymar scored a thought in an substantial opening for PSG to assistance it win 3-0 during Guingamp in a French league.
“We don’t like to lose, generally conflicting Madrid, and generally when there is a due during stake,” Valverde said. “We are critical after a wreckage like this, yet we have to regroup and get prepared for a successive match.”
Barcelona’s night to forget started when Pique slid to titillate a fractious by Marcelo, customarily to track a turn into a quandary of his net.
Barcelona still dominated possession, yet finished adult enactment into Madrid’s hands. It was hold off-balance in salvation on goals by second-half substitutes Ronaldo and Asensio scored on a break.
Both forwards were left all alone conflicting Pique. And, after maneuvering to collect their spots, Ronaldo and Asensio executed stately strikes from external a area to flog a outstretched arms of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Ronaldo’s initial thought of a mellow came after he played usually a final 10 mins of Madrid’s win over United as Zidane monitors his relapse to full speed following an extended summer vacation.
The improved leaves Barcelona underneath effect to spend during smallest prejudiced of a record 222 million euros ($262 million) it viewed from PSG for Neymar before a marketplace closes during a finish of a month. So far, a club’s attempts to inspect divided Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele have failed.
“The organisation needs to be renewed,” Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets said. “There is no doubt that we have to pointer players.”
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