BARCELONA, Aug 14: Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid�s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
Ronaldo went on in the 58th minute and scored with a beautiful strike to make it 2-1 in the 80th, earning a yellow card for taking off his shirt to flex his muscles at Barcelona�s faithful.
But that defiant pose turned into a petulant pout two minutes later when Ronaldo was booked again for diving in the area following contact with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. Ronaldo gave the referee a push in the back after seeing the red card that meant he will miss Wednesday�s return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that the club would consider appealing Ronaldo�s second booking to the Spanish football federation.
�We played a great match. What bothers me is the sending off of Cristiano,� Zidane said. �Maybe it wasn�t a penalty, but the card is a bit too much.� � AP