Real Madrid crushes Barcelona 3-1 in first leg of Spanish Super Cup

Ronaldo holds up his shirt after scoring the second goal for Madrid on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was then sent off as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

Gerard Pique slid Marcelo’s cross into his own net before Lionel Messi leveled with a penalty.

Ronaldo, who was a substitute, restored Real’s lead when he ran from halfway before smashing an effort home.

He was booked for taking off his shirt to celebrate and shown a second yellow shortly after for a dive – before Marco Asensio scored Real’s excellent third.

Ronaldo felt he should have had a penalty when he went down under pressure from Samuel Umtiti, and appeared to shove the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.

Real host Barca in Wednesday’s second leg at 22:00 BST.

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