(Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo opened his pre-season campaign with another trademark free-kick for Real Madrid in the first half of their friendly game at English Championship side Bournemouth FC on Sunday.
Ronaldo fired home a free-kick into the bottom corner of the goal after 22 minutes much to the delight of his global followers who celebrated with him as well.
The Portugal international also added a second in the 41 minutes, picking off a poor touch from a defender in the back and then cooly rounded Darryl Flahavan before slotting home the ball.
Midfielder Sami Kedira made it 3-0 two minutes before the half-time break as Carlo Ancelotti side took a commanding lead into the interval.
Bournemouth: Flahavan, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Coulibaly, Arter, MacDonald, Fraser, Pitman, Grabban. Subs: Jalal, Ward, Thomas, Hughes, Stockley, Purches, Harte, McDermott, Matthews, Addison, Wakefield, Chiedozie.
Real Madrid: Lopez, Carvajal, Nacho, Pepe, Coentrao, Modric, Khedira, Ronaldo, Isco, Ozil, Benzema.
Subs: Fernandez, Mejias, Kaka, Higuain, Morata, Di Maria, Illarramendi, Casemiro, Cheryshev, Quini, Casado.