Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores brilliant goal on return to Real Madrid training

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Cristiano Ronaldo is primed for a competitive return to Real Madrid having recovered from a knee injury suffered in the Euro 2016 final.

It's been an agonising wait for the Portugal international, who has been forced to watch on as his teammates secure two victories in their opening two La Liga games.

The harsh reality is Los Blancos don't seem to have missed Ronaldo much - Gareth Bale took centre stage with a brace against Real Sociedad - but the 31-year-old's return will come as a huge boost nevertheless.


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Indeed, it's hard to ignore someone who was recently crowned the Best Player in Europe and scored 51 goals in all competitions last term, 16 of which coming in a successful Champions League campaign.

It's believed Ronaldo will feature against Osasuna this weekend and, if the below training video is anything to go by, he's raring to go.

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Ronaldo's first goal was nothing special, of course, but the second epitomised his style of play.

Upon receiving the ball outside the 18-yard box, the winger used a stepover to drive past his opponent before lashing a venemous shot into the roof of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

How his teammates will hope he replicates such pace and finishing when he returns.

Ronaldo certainly seems happy with his progress after posting the below picture - which is rather flattering - to his 75.9 million Instagram followers.

We'll give him the benefit of the doubt and ignore the fact he's tied his training top at the front...

So important is Ronaldo's return to Real Madrid that former manager Carlo Ancelotti has tipped them to win La Liga this season.

"In Spain it is difficult," he told RAI, per the Daily Mail, "but I think that after so many years Real Madrid will win the league title."


Ancelotti also believes Ronaldo will beat Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to the Golden Boot.

"And Cristiano Ronaldo will be the top scorer," he added.

That will certainly be the goal for Los Blancos, who haven't won La Liga since 2012 and have instead watched Barcelona and rivals Atletico Madrid lift the trophy.

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