Cristiano Ronaldo punches Diego Godin during Spanish Super Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to avoid being sent off during Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid at the weekend after video footage showed the Portuguese superstar punching Uruguayan defender Diego Godin in the face as the pair jostled for space during a corner kick routine.

The 28-year-old forward, who was not fit enough to be selected from the start by Carlo Ancelotti for the second leg clash on Friday night, was clearly guilty of the red card offence after appearing to strike his opponent twice in the lead up to the set-piece.

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Ronaldo let his frustration boil over after a quickfire goal from Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic after just 81 seconds was enough to hand Diego Simeone's side a 2-1 aggregate victory over their local rivals at the Vicente Calderon.

The incident could see the Real Madrid star face a retrospective ban from the Spanish FA, which is the last thing that Los Blancos will need in the build-up to the new season.

The former Manchester United man looked visibly off the pace of the game as he continues to struggle with injury, and fans at the Santiago Bernabeu will be hoping he recovers quickly.

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