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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: I couldn't celebrate goal

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo says Sporting CP handed them a warning on Wednesday.

Real managed to see off Sporting Lisbon in their opening group game before staging a late comeback to win 2-1.

Ronaldo said: "Sporting played really well and made things tough for us.

"But Madrid have made history with their fightbacks in this legendary stadium. But this was a warning that we can't be so soft or we'll be dominated. We want to be first in the group."

On scoring against his old club, Ronaldo added: "Instinctively I was going to celebrate it, but [Sporting] is the team that made me, and I couldn't do it."

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