They also represented Ronaldo's favourite opponents, the Portuguese having scored 25 goals in only 17 appearances against them, and he started the match just two days after he was awarded his fifth Ballon d'Or.
"We must continue trusting this courageous group of players and we need everyone now more than ever".
I am happy for the goals of Cristiano, for the players who did not have many minutes and they did very well, for the game, for everything in general. "He won't be with us tomorrow but he underwent an MRI scan and nothing big came up", he said.
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During his post-match interview, a dismayed Antonio Conte said "This is the fourth defeat in 16 games". Bakayoko satisfied me with his performance". "This is not our case this season". "It is impossible.
Madrid were ahead inside three minutes through centre-back Nacho Fernandez's neat turn and shot, with Ronaldo making it 2-0 midway through the first half with an expert finish from a sublime Marco Asensio assist, and the five-time career Ballon d'Or victor soon getting his second from the penalty spot after a Jesus Navas handball.
"We can be very pleased because putting five past Sevilla was no mean feat", said the Real Madrid coach, who had made some seven changes from the midweek Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.
Ronaldo then latched on to Asensio's through ball and calmly picked his spot past Sergio Rico to ensure he had scored in every Madrid game he played after a Ballon d'Or win. However, defeat for Los Blancos in this game would see them slip out of the top four and into what their fans would view as a fully-fledged crisis. "If we take our chances like today we will have more chances to win the game".
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The crew asked the teen actor and her mother whether they wanted to file a complaint, but they, the sources said, "denied". The actor said she tried to click a photo of the man, but couldn't get a clear shot due to dim lights.
Real Madrid star was given a heroes welcoming at the Bernabeu following his record-equalling triumph. "We went out from the first minute knowing what we had to do".
"Everyone thinks that it'll be easy (in the United Arab Emirates), but it won't be".
Zidane hopes to see Madrid keep up this standard of performance as they prepare for the Club World Cup and the Clasico on December 23, although he is not convinced their first-half showing on Saturday was their best of the season.
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Zidane offered some good news ahead of the game in Abu Dhabi, suggesting Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale could both be fit enough to play a part.