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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane salutes Cristiano Ronaldo after fine goal against Fiorentina

Posted: 24 August 2017 Time: 07:42

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo underlined his ability with another stunning goal against Fiorentina.

The Ballon d'Or holder cut into the area from the left before curling the ball into the top corner in a 2-1 friendly win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Ronaldo, 32, is still suspended for three more competitive games after being sent off and shoving the referee in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona earlier this month.

"That's what this man is capable of, we're happy to have him here," Zidane told Real Madrid TV.

"We put in a disciplined display and made a good start. I'm happy because the fans came out in their numbers and that was very important for us.

"We achieved what we wanted to, the trophy remains here and we all head home happy."

The Spanish champions next face Valencia in La Liga on Sunday, having opened their campaign by winning the UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de Espana and their first league outing.

'Zizou' added: "We got what we were hoping for, gave those players who hadn't had much of a chance some minutes and that's what these games are for.

"[Dani] Ceballos, Marcos [Llorente], Borja [Mayoral], Cristiano all got some game time.

"Now we have to rest up and tomorrow we'll start thinking about our LaLiga game against Valencia [on Sunday], which is coming around quickly."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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