Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Ronaldo mocks Messi with goal celebration

Clyde Nash
August 15, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training at the start of August, but he only played the final 10 minutes of Real Madrid's 2-1 win over former club Manchester United in the European Super Cup on Tuesday.

Barcelona might be going through a transition of their own in the absence of Neymar Jr, but there can be no doubt about the fact that Madrid are the dominant force at transitioning the ball from one end of the pitch to the other.

And that proved costly two minutes later when he saw a second yellow card after being adjudged to have dived when trying to win a penalty.

"Kovacic? Mateo had a great game". The shift in demographic also meant that many more Madrid fans were present than a normal clasico where there are only 600 away fans.

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For their second and third goals of the evening - following Gerard Pique's unfortunate own-goal, that was clear to see.

One of the keys to Madrid's Champions League and Spanish league titles last season was the decision by coach Zinedine Zidane to limit Ronaldo's minutes during the long campaign. The Portuguese forward quickly tried an elaborate overhead kick, but his true impact would come later.

That looked to continue as Sergio Busquets missed a fine opportunity to equalise when he struck a 74th minute effort over the bar, but a better chance came two minutes later.

The 32-year-old held up his shirt to the Barcelona fans, just as Messi did to Real Madrid supporters, when he netted the victor in the La Liga clash between the two sides towards the end of last season.

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Ronaldo was already on a booking after taking off his shirt while celebrating the goal.

Only 60 seconds later Ronaldo had received a second yellow card and automatic red, because he tried to simulate the contact in the box in order to get a penalty.

Madrid and Barca meet in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana at Camp Nou, with Ceballos set for his first official outing after signing from Real Betis for a reported €18million.

Asensio had the last word, however, the 21-year-old producing a stunning strike and putting Madrid well in charge in their pursuit of a first Super Cup since 2012.

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A hotly-contested Spanish Super Cup clash, which pitted last season's La Liga champions against the winners of the Copa del Rey, had four goals in an action-packed second half.

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