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He is still paying for shoving the referee in the first leg of Spain’s Super Cup final, he hasn’t played since then in La Liga, he has to sit out once more when Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad the coming weekend, but he was perfectly eligible to play in the Champions League, and he made sure to leave his mark, as almost always.
I’m delighted to be back playing. This is a special competition and to start playing again and scoring goals is very important for me. I helped the side and feel good about that
Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters after Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over APOEL on the opening day of the Champions League group stage, at Santiago Bernabeu.
It was a game we needed to win; we played at home and wanted to start the Champions League well. I think the side were good; we know we were taking on a defensive outfit. We could’ve scored more but, in the end, it was a good result and we’ve started off well and we’re happy with that
the Portuguese super star said, having scored twice in Madrid’s victory.
There’s still a long way to go; let’s go game by game. First we have the group stage then we can see. We, of course, want to win this tournament. The Champions League is Real Madrid’s competition and we want to win it
Ronaldo also said, leaving no doubt that Madrid’s players are anything but… tired of winning the Champions League, after lifting the trophy three times the last four years.