Ronaldo is 'fine' after suffering head wound

Annette Crawford
January 23, 2018

Ronaldo scored at the 78th and 84th minutes.

The 2017 Ballon d'Or victor is also going through a rough patch as he began this season with a five-game suspension for taking his shirt off, diving, then shoving a referee.

Zinedine Zidane's side had been unable to deploy Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the pitch at the same time since last April, largely because of injuries and suspensions.

However, the Madrid faithful did see their side bounce back and many now believe it could be a turning point in the season.

However he got back in the swing of things with a brace against Deportivo on Sunday.

Deportivo have the second worst defensive record in La Liga and fell apart after the break as Bale and Nacho scored again.

After the forward pass from Marcelo, Ronaldo fell and demanded a penalty from the referee when the ball came to Bale.

It remains unclear if Ronaldo will be available for the second leg.

"Yeah, instead of whistles, which is always good", Bale said.

Messi thumped home the second from outside the box on 64 minutes before he and Rakitic teamed up to present Suarez with a volley on 69 minutes to effectively seal the three points.

"If we have to take a step up, we'll do it, and the same applies if we have to take one back".

There was relief and a notable lack of his trademark celebration when Ronaldo finished Casemiro's cross from close range.

Real Madrid earned a much-needed victory with a 7-1 demolition of Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday morning.

Premier League giants Liverpool seem to be rather excited about having sold Philippe Coutinho for £142m, mainly because it means they can buy some talented players.

A fast start brought half-chances for both Ronaldo and Bale, but the relegation-threatened visitors struck first when Lucas Perez broke down the left wing and crossed for Adrian Lopez to knock home at the back post.

- Only Lionel Messi (17) has provided more LaLiga assists than Toni Kroos in the last two seasons - Kroos level with Luis Suarez on 15.

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