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Real Madrid start Champions League campaign with intent

It wasa resounding victory for Real Madrid in the Champions Leagye tonight as two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo led them Real to a 5-2 win over FC Zurich.

Team effort
Ronaldo was keen to stress that what counted most at the Letzigrund on Tuesday night was the nine-time European champions starting their Group C campaign with all three points.

“The goals come when they come. I don’t put any pressure on myself,” said Ronaldo, who found the net with a free-kick in each half. “I knew that things would work out for me eventually, and they did. The most important thing was to win. The team played well: to score five goals in an away game is not easy and for that I am happy.”

The only black clouds on the night for the Spanish side were the two goals conceded in as many minutes midway through the second half, which brought the hosts back to just 3-2 down. Questions have bene asked about Madrid’s defensed all summer and the Spanish team have as of yet, been unable to answer them.

Kaka was another new boy who was happy with the result.

“To start the Champions League with a victory was important, despite everything that happened in the game,” said the former AC Milan playmaker. “This match will serve as an example of how things should not happen – the two goals we conceded are things we have to correct. In the Champions League, you cannot make those sorts of mistakes.”

However, he also expressed his satisfaction with the group of players he joined in the off-season and saw bright things ahead for a side that has started with two Liga wins from two games.

“The team has many things to improve, but we are on the right track,” Kaká said. “My understanding with Ronaldo is getting better, as it is with Raúl and the other players. We’re all getting stronger.” Given who else his team will face in the section, the inevitable question was about his desire to silence his old San Siro crowd. Removing any doubts, the Brazilian said: “I want to win in Milan. And I also want to win in Marseille. The most important thing is that we finish first in this group.”