Ronaldo scores twice on Real debut

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Ronaldo took less than a minute to score on his Real Madrid debut and added a second goal as the European champions ran out 5-2 winners against Alaves.

Ronaldo scores twice on Real debut

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Ronaldo took less than a minute to score on his Real Madrid debut and added a second goal as the European champions ran out 5-2 winners against visitors Alaves.The Brazilian World Cup winner made his first appearance since signing from Inter Milan when he came on as a substitute for Jose Maria Gutierrez in the 64th minute, with an almost-capacity 71,000 supporters raising the roof of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.Fifty seconds later Ronaldo put his new club 3-1 up against the Basques.His fellow Brazilian Roberto Carlos darted down the left wing and Ronaldo evaded two Alaves defenders in the box, trapped the ball on his chest and slotted it into the net. "I didn't think I was going to start like that," said Ronaldo. "I enjoyed the game a lot, I just hope to enjoy the rest of the season as much". Meanwhile, Barcelona welcomed Osasuna to the Nou Camp and the visitors shocked the Catalan crowd into silence with less than two minutes on the clock. Ivan Rosado crossed from the left and Gerardo Rivero slotted home from close range.Poor defending by Osasuna led to Barca's equaliser. Mendieta's cross was not properly cleared and Thiago Motta was in the right place to rifle the ball past Sanzol.Osasuna regained the lead when Ivan Rosado's cross was deflected across the area and Leonel Gancedo's header beat Victor Valdes from close range.But ninety seconds later Barca were back on level terms after Patrick Kluivert came in with a close range header. The final score stayed at 2-2.Real's Win moves them upto third place while Barcelona's draw means they are still out of the top five. (with PTI inputs)
TeamPWDLPts
Celta Vigo541013
Real Sociedad541013
Malaga532011
Real Madrid431010
Valencia531110



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