Ronaldo scored from long range to seal Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over the promoted Cordoba as the European champions made a winning start to the Spanish league.
Diego Simeone was sent off for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on the head during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
- Federico Fazio joins Tottenham from Sevilla
The Premier League club announced the signing on Wednesday without disclosing the fee, which is reported in the British media to be 8 million pounds.
- Barcelona confirm five-year deal with defender Douglas
The announcement comes after Sao Paulo last week confirmed the parties had reached an in-principle agreement.
- Barcelona extend contract of Javier Mascherano
The move ensures the continuity of the Argentinean, who can play in central midfield, but has spent his recent seasons with Barcelona in defence.
Bayern financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen says Alonso was expected in Munich on Thursday for his medical.
- Man United have agreed a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds to secure Di Maria and are set to announce his transfer on Tuesday.
- The trick now for Luis Enrique will be ensuring that Messi stays as fit and hungry as he looked in scoring two sensational goals in Barcelona's match against Elche.
- Lionel Messi netted a double as 10-man Barcelona eased to a 3-0 victory over Elche in their Spanish League opener.
- Alonso has taken to Twitter to express his gratitude to Di Maria for the role he played in Madrid's Champions League final last season.
- Di Maria has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United and Ancelotti admitted that the Argentine had been offered a new deal but instead asked to leave.
- According to reports, Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer - after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him.
- Malaga scored in the 34th minute when Luis Alberto converted the rebound from his own penalty after goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz blocked his spot kick.
- Atletico Madrid coach Simeone reiterated that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season.