- Cristiano Ronaldo is back for Real Madrid after serving a five-match ban for shoving referee
- The Real Madrid striker has been in fine form despite ban as he helped his side to a comfortable Champions League victory over APOEL
- The Portuguese was put through his paces as Los Blancos finalised preparations for the game on Tuesday September 19
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his domestic comeback for Real Madrid on Wednesday, September 19 against Real Betis after serving a five game ban for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea in the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.
The 32-year-old missed Los Blancos’s first four games of the new La Liga season as a result of the suspension but is finally set to return to league action.
It has not been the most convincing of starts to Real's defence of their league title, with disappointing home draws against Valencia and Levante seeing them fall four points behind rivals Barcelona already, and the return of Ronaldo will be a welcome boost.
Ronaldo looked as deadly as ever as he netted a brace in a comprehensive win over Apoel Nicosia in his side's Champions League opener last week.
His 42 goals in 46 games last season were crucial as Madrid won the La Liga and Champions League double and he will be expected to deliver the goals again to overhaul Barcelona at the top of the league table.
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