Zinedine Zidane happy to sign new Real Madrid contract

Ronaldo was introduced in the 58th minute with Real Madrid leading 1-0 through a Gerard Pique own goal.

FC Barcelona seem to have the advantage on paper since they will play at home, and there is no greater motivation than taking the lead on a playoff tie against their biggest rivals.

It prompted a freaky three-minute spell as Ronaldo smashed home a superb finish to put Real back in front, with the substitute booked for removing his shirt in the celebrations.

"There is only one Neymar and now that he is no longer with us we need to look forward and try to improve as a team".

Lionel Messi, unsafe and dictating Barcelona's tempo scored the equalizer with a penalty after Keylor Navas as adjudged to have taken down Luis Suarez.

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Ditching their famous white for aquamarine shirts, Madrid, who kept Ronaldo on the bench as they had done in their European Super Cup triumph against Manchester United last Tuesday, started well in a first half which saw five yellow cards.

"What annoys me is the sending off for Cristiano", said the Frenchman.

And now, according to Goal, Ronaldo could miss up to 12 matches for his regrettable decision under Article 96 of the Spanish federation's rule book, which deals with "Slight violence towards referees". Both teams will surely want to send a message and claim this Spanish Supercup title، Managing Madrid Website reported.

"I cried at the end of the game, because this team gave absolutely everything and the fans deserved this trophy". It was caught off-balance in defense on goals by second-half substitutes Ronaldo and Asensio scored on the break. Asensio scores - He is released on the left, and as he gets to the edge of the box with Pique closing in, he launches a crisp strike into the top corner to seal the victory.

The first leg is at the Camp Nou, with the second leg staged at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium three days later.

Zinedine Zidane's Madrid opens the league on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna. "We have to (sign) whatever happens".

Barca have been heavily linked with moves for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund and coach Ernesto Valverde.

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