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Real Madrid boss Zidane delighted with winning Ronaldo return

Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 5-2 win over Osasuna.

The two sides had each taken maximum points from their opening two games but it is Zinedine Zidane's men who now hold the edge, moving on to nine points after a convincing victory at the Estadio Bernabeu.

Real's win was their 15th in succession in the Primera Division, equalling a club record set in the 1960/61 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his delayed return to club action with a sixth-minute goal, converting from close range after being teed up by Gareth Bale.

Danilo added a second for Real with a deflected effort after Osasuna goalkeeper Nauzet Perez failed to take control of a ball into the box and Sergio Ramos' header from a corner made it 3-0, and effectively game over, just before half-time.

Pepe headed in Real's fourth (56) and Luka Modric scored the pick of the bunch with a curling 62nd-minute strike, before the visitors pulled two back through Oriol Riera and David Garcia.

Reflecting on the decision to bring Ronaldo back into the starting line-up, Zidane told the club's official website: "I didn't come to any agreement with him, he was happy to be with us.

"I enjoyed seeing Cristiano in action, just like everyone else. I want to always have him here with us.

"He played an hour today and we'll have to see whether he plays on Wednesday. It had been almost 60 days since his last game and now we've got seven games in 21 days and we've got to be wary of that."

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