MNA Sports Desk: Cristiano Ronaldo hits twice as Real Madrid began their Champions League defence with a routine 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.
Ronaldo, banned for pushing a referee after being sent off in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, opened the scoring after just 12 minutes from Gareth Bale’s low cross.
The Portuguese doubled his tally from the penalty spot before Sergio Ramos’s overhead kick rounded off the scoring, reported news agency.
Real move to the top of Group H alongside Tottenham Hotspur, who ended their Wembley hoodoo with an impressive 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Ronaldo has now struck 12 times in his last six Champions League games.