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Ronaldo goal, red card in Real Madrid win against Barcelona

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo went from hero to villain in the space of two minutes as Real Madrid won the first El Clasico of the season with a 3-1 victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Left out of the starting lineup for this first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Ronaldo's brilliant effort from range had restored Real's lead with 10 minutes remaining, but he was sent off shortly afterwards having picked up two yellow cards in quick succession.

To compound matters, the Portugal forward -- linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer -- then pushed referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being shown a red card.

Gerard Pique's own goal had put Real ahead after a low-key first half, but in a frantic finish Lionel Messi equalised from the spot before Ronaldo struck, with Marco Asensio grabbing a last-minute third for the visitors.

Mateo Kovacic could have given Real the lead in the first minute after Marc-Andre ter Stegen's poor clearance gifted a chance to the visitors, but the midfielder's attempted lob fell into the backtracking goalkeeper's arms.

At the other end Luis Suarez tested Keylor Navas and Gerard Deulofeu failed to pick out a teammate with his cut-back after reaching the byline.

Isco cut in from the left after 18 minutes but dragged his shot wide, and seven minutes later Messi went close with a free kick which whistled over the crossbar.

Pique was booked for using his hand to try and convert a Barca corner, before Ter Stegen atoned for his earlier error with a smart save to deny Gareth Bale after he was picked out by Isco.

Real went ahead after 49 minutes -- Isco again involved as he slipped Marcelo in down the left channel and his low cross was turned into his own net by Pique at the near post.

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