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UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo’s two goals sink APOEL Nicosia

by O. S David
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Real Madrid has thrashed APOEL Nicosia by 3-0 on Wednesday to get their first win in UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice on his first competitive start of the season.

Ronaldo was denied another penalty and a potential hat-trick when he was tripped in the area but his appeals went unnoticed, while late in the game he had a goal chalked off for a clear offside.

The Portuguese struck the underside of the crossbar early in the second half then moments later hit his 109th Champions League goal by powering home from the spot after APOEL’s Spanish defender Roberto Lago was harshly penalised for handball.

 Ronaldo has been banned from domestic football since August for pushing a referee and only needed 12 minutes to get back amongst the goals in the competition where he is the all-time top scorer, meeting Gareth Bale’s low cross to arrow home.
Goal records
12 Cristiano Ronaldo     Real Madrid
52 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid
61 Sergio Ramos  Real Madrid
Real Marid the host defeated their visitor 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid on Wednesday.


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