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Soccer Roundup: Ronaldo Scores, Sent Off in Super Cup Win

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after Referee Ricardo de Burgos shows a yellow card during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

  • FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, left, fights for the ball with Real Madrid's Carvajal during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

  • FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique, right, duels for the ball against Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

  • Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, second left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

  • Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies, centre, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mates during the Premier League soccer match against Newcastle at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

Published: 8/14/2017 12:26:44 AM
Modified: 8/14/2017 12:26:45 AM

Barcelona, Spain — Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off after helping Real Madrid secure a 3-1 win at Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo scored with a beautiful strike to make it 2-1 in the 80th minute — after coming on in the 58th — and earned a yellow card for taking off his shirt to flex his muscles at Camp Nou.

Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s second leg in Madrid after being booked again just two minutes after scoring for diving in the area, following contact with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti. Ronaldo gave the referee a shove in the back after seeing the red card.

Madrid went ahead in the 50th from an own-goal by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

Lionel Messi equalized for Barcelona in the 77th when he converted a penalty after Luis Suarez was fouled by goalkeeper Keylor Navas, taking his “clasico” goal record to 24 against Barcelona’s fiercest rival.

While Ronaldo’s goal was a blow, substitute Marco Asensio’s 90th-minute strike — with Madrid playing with 10 men — left Barcelona in a deep hole for the second leg.

English Premier League

United, Tottenham Win Debuts

Manchester, England — Two summer signings costing $150 million inspired Manchester United to an easy victory in its opening Premier League match of the season. Tottenham hasn’t spent a penny in the transfer market this summer but still got off to a winning start Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Nemanja Matic ran the game from central midfield as United beat West Ham, 4-0, in an ominous performance at Old Trafford. Earlier, Tottenham beat 10-man Newcastle, 2-0, away thanks to goals by Dele Alli and Ben Davies.




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