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Cristiano Ronaldo will play his first game since Euro 2016 final

September 10, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo will play his first game since getting injured in the Euro 2016 final when Real Madrid entertain Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.

Forward Ronaldo, 31, has missed Real’s first three competitive games of the season with a damaged knee.

He suffered the injury in a collision with France’s Dimitri Payet as Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 to win Euro 2016.

“We are happy to have him back,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

“This is his first match of the season, 60 days since his last one.”

Ronaldo scored 35 goals in 36 La Liga games as Real finished runners-up to Barcelona last season.

He also missed Portugal’s 5-0 friendly win over Gibraltar on 1 September and his country’s 2-0 defeat by Switzerland in their opening World Cup qualifier on 6 September.

Real, who beat Sevilla to win the European Super Cup, have won their opening two La Liga games.

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