Ronaldo got Real Madrid off to the perfect start.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's 5-2 rout of Osasuna

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Cristiano Ronaldo announced his return to the Real Madrid side by scoring within six minutes to set up a 5-2 thrashing of Osasuna.

Los Blancos destroyed the La Liga minnows with a masterclass at the Bernabeu, and it all started with CR7 finding the back of the net on his return.

The Madrid superstar has been out of action since suffering an injury in the final of Euro 2016.


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However, he showed no signs of rustiness on his comeback.

To be fair, Gareth Bale should take much of the credit for the goal, making a brilliant run down the right before providing the assist.

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Take a look at the Portuguese's opener here:

Elsewhere, it was all about Real's defenders, most of whom seemed to get on the scoresheet.

Danilo made it two with a well-taken goal before Sergio Ramos and Pepe both headed home.

And Luka Modric scored with his final touch to make it five. The Croatian was substituted with one eye on midweek's Champions League tie against Sporting Lisbon, a game which will see Ronaldo return to his old club.

Real were perhaps lucky that Modric's goal stood, with Alvaro Morata in an offside position, but there was nothing flukey about the scoreline overall.

Karim Benzema did his best to get in on the action, but his shot rebounded off the crossbar from 15 yards out, not that the European champions really needed any more ammunition.

Oriol Riera and Jaime Romero came up with nothing more than a couple of consolation strikes for Osasuna, but it might've been different had Kiko Casilla not saved a penalty.

Zinedine Zidane will be happy with a run-of-the-mill win which put his side, at least momentarily, at the top of the table, but he'll be most relieved that Ronaldo came through unscathed, and started scoring again too.

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