Ronaldo headlines Real Madrid line-up vs Fiorentina

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Ronaldo in a concentrated mood ahead of game
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The Portuguese star leads Los Blancos starting squad against La Viola.

As announced on Tuesday by head coach Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Real Madrid’s line up for the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu encounter against Fiorentina.

The number 7 talisman will use the fixture in warming up as his five-match ban lingers on. It is his first start of the 2017/18 season and the 45-year-old French gaffer had assured him of full 90 minutes action.

Cristiano will be partnered upfront by Borja Mayoral who has also endured less game time since the start of the campaign.The Spaniard will be poised in making a case for a starting spot in subsequent fixtures for the Whites. Check the squad below:

Fiorentina are honoured to be at the Bernabeu in commemoration of Los Merengues’ 50 years Champions League celebration. Their squad features top names like midfielder Milan Badelj; a midfield partner of Real Madrid icon Luka Modric in the Croatian national team.

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Ivan is a young Ghanaian football journalist. He is a staunch fan of Real Madrid C.F. and sports in general. He discovered his unique admiration of Cristiano Ronaldo during the player's early days at Manchester United. Ivan was captured by the skill and personality of the then young Portuguese lad who showed so much confidence at such a big club. He is also a big fan of Cristiano's antics both on and off the pitch as controversies make this player what he truly is. Ivan usually spends his leisure time reading, watching sports documentaries and ancient story movies. He describes himself as a person who is always ready to learn at any opportunity and likes to have fun as well.

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