Ronaldo-less Madrid win SuperCup

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Ronaldo-less Madrid win SuperCup

Madrid had defeat Barcelona 3-1 at the Nou Camp on Sunday in the first leg of the Super Cup despite controversial refereeing which led to the sending off of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Two minutes later Ronaldo would receive a second yellow card, resulting in his expulsion from the match, as referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea made the judgment that the Portuguese worldwide took a dive in an attempt to win a penalty.

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Ronaldo was sent off in freaky fashion, collecting a yellow card for taking his shirt off celebrating his spectacular goal before being shown a second for diving.

Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's return leg of the Super Cup in Madrid plus the first four matches of Real Madrid's league title defense.

He said: "I'm annoyed that Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off, it might not have been a penalty, but still, giving him a card is ludicrous".

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The send off was controversial enough when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea adjudged he had dived trying to win a penalty eight minutes from time.

Barcelona and Real Madrid will have met three times before the start of La Liga.

But we need to see him over the course of a full season. But, after being shown the 10th red card of his career, Ronaldo then lightly pushed the referee. "I don't interfere with the work of the referee, we can all make mistakes, but it's annoying that he's got five games after what happened".

"These games are like this, you switch off for one second and relax and loads of things happen, but I'm very happy with the game", said Real captain Sergio Ramos.

The Barcelona coach would not commit on whether transfer targets Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele might arrive before the first game of the season on Sunday at home to Betis.

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