Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in Real Madrid colours and created another to help the Spanish giants squeeze past Liga de Quito and progress through to the semi-finals of the Peace Cup last night.

Making his third appearance since his world-record £80m move from Manchester United, Ronaldo was kept quiet during a goalless first half but needed just two minutes of the second to stamp his class on the match

The Portugal international did superbly to skip between two Quito defenders before racing into the box and then, as he attempted to round a third opponent, went sprawling over an outstretched leg.

The referee was quick to point to the penalty spot and Ronaldo stepped up to coolly slot his shot into the corner of the net to get off the mark for his new club.


Cristiano Ronaldo was welcomed by some 80,000 fans as he was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo was greeted by a huge crowd of adoring fans as he was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday evening.

The former Manchester United player, who moved to the Bernabeu in a world record £80m deal, said that it was a “childhood dream” to sign for the Spanish giants.

It is thought 80,000 fans flocked to the club’s stadium for the event – the largest such gathering since Diego Maradona attracted 75,000 when signing for Napoli from Barcelona in 1984.


Cristiano Ronaldo says the world record £80m fee that Real Madrid have paid Manchester United for his services is a “fair price.”

Ronaldo, 24, will be presented to the Real fans on Monday and insists he will justify the size of the transfer fee.

“I think that it’s a fair figure. If Manchester United and Real Madrid agree this amount then there is nothing more to say,” said Ronaldo.

“I will show that the money they are paying has been a good decision.”