By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 21:46 BST, 13 September 2017 | Updated: 21:46 BST, 13 September 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo took just 12 minutes to mark his return to the Real Madrid side with a goal as the holders made light work of Cypriot champions Apoel in a 3-0 win.
He was his usual rambunctious self, later raging against the goal-line referee when he correctly adjudged Ronaldo’s shot to have crossed the line and smashing in a penalty moments later.
Ronaldo’s first goal was made by Gareth Bale who also played a part in Ronaldo’s second and Sergio Ramos’ volleyed third. When he was taken off with 10 minutes left the overwhelming response was applause. But there were also a few whistles.
Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid ahead in the 12th minute with a clinical strike
It wasn’t really the night for any of the home supporters to be unsatisfied. Marco Asensio had ruled himself out before the game with an infected his leg caused by cutting a pimple with a razor. It was the only close shave as Madrid moved to the top of Group H without problems.
Isco began the move for the first goal when he cleared a path for himself down the left before finding Bale. He drilled the ball low across the face of the goal to Ronaldo who converted at the back post.
Mateo Kovacic was taken off with an abductor injury midway through the first half and Toni Kroos was slow to replace him – still taping up his shin pads as the clock ticked. But Madrid were comfortable, even with a man down.
Ronaldo took his tally to 106 goals in the Champion League by opening the scoring
Ramos then upended Igor de Camargo underneath the