Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid beat 10 man Barcelona 3-1

1:13 | Planet Futbol         Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng Everyone is gunning for Real Madrid

In Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid, as well as Atletico Madrid, are all notorious for having enormous release clause tags on their players.

Ronaldo had quite the eventful game Sunday, scoring a stunning goal, celebrating topless, and then the red card - all in just 23 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. He missed his club's preseason tour, including an International Champions Cup match against Barcelona in Miami.

The Real Madrid forward was subbed on in the 58th minute, scored an absolute screamer in the 80th minute and two minutes later was sent off for an alleged dive.

Cristiano Ronaldo went from hero to villain in the space of two minutes as Real Madrid won the first El Clasico of the season with a 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Madrid host Barca in the second leg on Wednesday and begin their LaLiga title defence at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

"We are Barca and we want the best possible team", he said.


Madrid now takes aim at a second trophy to kick off the new campaign before starting its defense of the Spanish league crown the following weekend. After the pre-season matches, both the teams are getting ready for their official matches today.

The 32-year-old is already due to serve a one-game ban following his dismissal.

It had been nearly 60 years since Los Blancos last reigned supreme in both Spain and Europe, withstanding the pressure to hold off Barcelona in La Liga and eventually crushing Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final to become the first side to retain the trophy in its current guise. That match, however, was more about paying homage to the victims of the plane crash that decimated Chapecoense a year ago than warming up for Madrid.

'All I can say is whoever takes his place will do their job well, ' Zidane said, quoted on Madrid's website. This match will give us a glimpse of Neymar-less Barcelona, who will be determined to start well in the first leg in front of their home fans. The former Barcelona player will now coach his first competitive match for the club against its fiercest rival.

"I will need to watch it and evaluate it because I don't think the referee would blow for an action in which there was nothing there, knowing that he could be mistaken".

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