Real labour to Cup victory
14 December 2011, 09:08
Cristiano Ronaldo struck a late goal to help Real Madrid beat
third tier Ponferradina 2-0 away in a King's Cup last-32, first-leg
match on Tuesday, as the holders looked to recover from their
demoralising 'Clasico' defeat by Barcelona at the weekend.
Jose Callejon gave an under-strength Real side the lead in the 30th
minute and, after defender Raul Albiol was sent off in the 70th, Ronaldo
responded to criticism of his performance against Barca by sprinting
clear to notch the second goal.
The Portugal forward barely celebrated with a grim look on his face, and
was substituted after a subdued showing minutes later, to a mixture of
whistles and applause.
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