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Ronaldo inspires Real win

Ronaldo inspires Real win
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Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Real Win. A dubious injury time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty was enough to move Real Madrid back to within two points of...

Madrid (AFP): A dubious injury time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty was enough to move Real Madrid back to within two points of league leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 win away to Elche last night. However, the hosts were left furious with referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez as after failing to show Sergio Ramos a second yellow card for a clear bodycheck on Coro in the first-half, he pointed to the spot in the fourth minute of added time when Pepe fell to the ground under pressure from Carlos Sanchez.

Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead from a free-kick early in the second-half, but Richmond Boakye thought he had rescued a point when he headed home in the 91st minute before the late drama. And Real boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he was far from satisfied with a lacklustre display from his side.

Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Real Win

"I am not happy, we need to play differently," he told a press conference. "We didn't control the game in the second-half after Ronaldo's goal and it is obvious that I am not happy with the game. The result doesn't suffice, we need to play better. "They played well. They were compact and they deserved to equalise because they finished the game very well." Elche had also started the brighter side and Real had goalkeeper Diego Lopez to thank for preventing his side from falling behind for the fourth time in six league matches this season.
David Lomban was first to be denied by Lopez as he parried the defender's header from Eduardo Albacar's cross before Carles Gil's low drive was also smothered by the keeper.
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