5 things we learned

Real Madrid are hoping to make it three Champions League titles in a row this season and got off to a flying start by beating APOEL Nicosia 3-0 at the Bernebeu.

Zinedine Zidane selected a strong side and was rewarded with a routine victory that could set the tone for another superb season in Europe. Here we present five things we learned from the game:

Cristiano Ronaldo is still the king of Europe

Ronaldo in court for tax allegations

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo began his preparations for the new season with a visit to a Madrid court in Pozuelo de Alcaron, where he had a hearing for his tax fraud allegations. The Portugal international enjoyed a top campaign with the European champions last term as he celebrated a La Liga and Champions League double.


Zinedine Zidane doesn’t think that just because Cristiano Ronaldo is not denying the speculations of his exit from Madrid, people should start believing that the exit is 100% certain.

Ronaldo holds talks with Real Madrid prior to US Visit

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly skipped the third-place play-off against Mexico in the Confederations Cup in order to hold talks with Real Madrid en route to the United States.

The 32-year-old had his best performance in the Los Blancos shirt last term as he guided the Spanish outfit to a La Liga and Champions League double – the first time the club have achieved it since 1958.