Figo: Settled Ronaldo will stabilise Real Madrid

Figo: Settled Ronaldo will stabilise Real Madrid

12 Oct, 18:00

Luis Figo expects Real Madrid to recover from a shaky start to the season with a settled Cristiano Ronaldo following his suspension.

Ronaldo earned a five-match domestic ban when he received a second yellow card and then pushed the referee during the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona on August 13.

In his absence, La Liga title-holders Madrid dropped points in successive draws with Valencia and Levante.

They then stunningly lost 1-0 at home to Real Betis, despite the Portugal captain completing his sentence and starting that match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Subsequent victories over Deportivo Alaves and Espanyol steadied the ship, but Madrid find themselves seven points behind early frontrunners Barca in the table.

Former Blancos star Figo acknowledged the significance of a comfortable Ronaldo being available again for head coach Zinedine Zidane.

 Following the international break, Madrid return to La Liga action away to Getafe on Saturday.

 

 

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