Cristiano Ronaldo made his long-awaited return from injury for Real Madrid this weekend, having not appeared for club or country since the Euro 2016 final.
The 31-year-old was given an extended break to recover from medial collateral ligament damage, and the global superstar marked his comeback with a goal inside just six minutes as Real beat newly promoted Osasuna 5-2.
With the score at 5-1, Zinedine Zidane decided to take Ronaldo off and the Portugal international received a standing ovation from supporters inside the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Despite his lack of first-team action, one might've expected the forward to sulk or throw a strop upon his substitution, however Ronaldo was in extremely good spirits after a successful return.
Cristiano only started training with his Madrid teammates earlier in the week, but, as you can see in the video below, he wanted to let everyone know that he is fit and in good shape, just in case anyone was in doubt about his physical condition.
After visibly nursing his left knee, which he injured against France back in July, Ronaldo enjoyed himself on the Madrid bench by flexing his muscles for his colleagues.
Ronaldo eased back into action
Ronaldo couldn't have picked a better game to make his comeback, since Osasuna are still adjusting to life back in La Liga and he already boasted a record of ten goals in ten games against them before Saturday.
In addition to getting on the scoresheet after good work from Gareth Bale, Ronaldo also played a part in Danilo's goal with an attempted lob to Alvaro Morata and he also produced some classy flicks and decent efforts on target.
Next, Zidane's men will turn their attention to the defence of the Champions League as Real welcome Ronaldo's former club Sporting Lisbon to the Spanish capital on Wednesday night.
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