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Individual Match Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) v. Liga De Quito

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 26:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid warms up before his debut home match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium during the Peace Cup match between Real Madrid and Al-Ittihad on July 26, 2009 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Ronaldo Assis de Moreira Analyst IIJuly 29, 2009

Playing in his third match since his record-breaking £80 million move, Cristiano Ronaldo, the most expensive footballer of all-time, netted his first goal for Los Blancos against Liga de Quito at the Peace Cup.

After a goalless opening 45, Ronaldo won a penalty early in the second half following a jinking run which saw him cleverly skip between two opponents before being sent crashing to the ground as he attempted to round a third player. After dusting himself down, CR9 stepped up to convert his spot-kick with ease.

Soon after his goal Ronaldo then helped Madrid double their advantage when his low shot was only parried by Quito goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez and Esteban Granero pounced to slot home the loose ball.


Ronaldo was eventually replaced by Lassana Diarra in the 73rd minute, which allowed the Portuguese forward to bask in a standing ovation—which will surely be the first of many he will receive in the Bernabeu.

Highlights of Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Liga de Quito can be seen here.

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