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‘That’s What He’s Capable Of’ – Zidane Praises Ronaldo After Fiorentina Stunner

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal skipper netted a stunning goal against Fiorentina.

Ronaldo is serving a five match ban but was allowed to star in the friendly

Ronaldo rushed into the area from the left before launching a curling effort into the top corner in a 2-1 Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu win on Wednesday.

The former Man Utd man is banned from competitive domestic fixtures for another three matches being sent off, and then pushing the referee, in their first-leg Spanish Super Cup win over arch rivals Barcelona earlier this month.

Zidane hailed Ronaldo’s stunning goal against Fiorentina and said that was exactly what the 32-year-old is capable of, as he praised the squad’s overall performance.

Cristiano Ronaldo is congratulated after he scores a stunner

Zidane told Real Madrid TV: “That’s what this man is capable of, we’re happy to have him here.”

“We put in a disciplined display and made a good start. I’m happy because the fans came out in their numbers and that was very important for us.”

“We achieved what we wanted to, the trophy remains here and we all head home happy.”

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Zidane also said that he was extremely happy as he grabbed the opportunity to give some of his players, including Ronaldo, much needed game-time.

Asensio in action

Real Madrid have started the new season on a positive note – winning the UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de Espana and their La Liga opener against Deportivo.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

Zidane said: “We got what we were hoping for, gave those players who hadn’t had much of a chance some minutes and that’s what these games are for.”

“[Dani] Ceballos, Marcos [Llorente], Borja [Mayoral], Cristiano all got some game time.”

“Now we have to rest up and tomorrow we’ll start thinking about our La Liga game against Valencia [on Sunday], which is coming around quickly.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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