After slumping a little in the past few weeks, Cristiano Ronaldo returned as Real Madrid’s top billing on Saturday night against Zaragoza despite not getting on the scoresheet.
C-Ron had an early chance to put his side ahead but shot straight at the keeper Roberto. But in the end it was his assist work which drew the plaudits as he set up Raul at the start of the second half before providing the assist for Kaka for the winner. And, as usual, Ronaldo also had to put up with constant rash challenges throughout the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s match highlights can be seen here.
Earlier on Saturday night Barcelona cruise past Xerez 3-1 to maintain their lead at the top of La Liga.
With the semi-final second-leg of the Champions League against Barcelona coming up this week, Pep Guardiola decided to bench Leo Messi and only introduce him in the second half. When the Argentine came on he injected some energy and skill into the side. Overall, though, it was a subdued performance from the world’s best player.
Leo Messi’s match highlights can be seen here.