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Cristiano Ronaldo nutmegged by Fabio Coentrao in Real Madrid training

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For Real Madrid fans, this weekend will be all about the long awaited return of Cristiano Ronaldo. The season may only be two weeks young, but Los Blancos are chomping at the bit for the Portuguese’s return.

In fact, the 31-year-old’s last competitive kick for Real was the winning penalty in this year’s Champions League finally no less. That however, was four months ago.

Nevertheless, compatriot Fabio Coentrao has ensured Ronaldo remains grounded ahead of his return with a cute nutmeg in training. It appears CR7 can dish out the skills, but not take it so well.

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Ronaldo has been ruled out ever since his high profile and somewhat melodramatic exit from the Euro 2016 final. Dimitri Payet’s first half tackle was certainly heavy handed though.

This weekend’s clash with Osasuna will see Ronaldo return at long last to competitive action, in this case match day three of La Liga.

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It’s been a long road back to fitness, but CR7 has, inevitably, never strayed too far from the headlines. One more curious case proves claims that Ronaldo isn’t the biggest gym buff at the Bernabeu.

Reports by Marca instead suggested that Coentrao has been working out so much recently, that his efforts have even trumped those of Ronaldo.

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However, Coentrao didn’t stop there when it came to getting one over his compatriot. A video has emerged from Real training showing the left-back executing the ultimate footballing humiliation, with the victim proving Ronaldo.

The video can be seen below:

Admittedly it proves a rather arbitrary example, but a cunning piece of skill nonetheless. After all, it was CR7 on the receiving end.

Regardless though, the 30-year-old will be back in the shirt of Los Blancos this weekend. Nutmegged or not, Ronaldo will be itching to return to the pitch and, of course, rattling in the goals.

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Zinedine Zidane
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La Liga
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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