Pique: I feel inferior to Real Madrid for first time

Ronaldo rages over red

Real Madrid expect today the final word by the Spanish Football Federation on the appeal lodged by the club on the five match ban on star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Deportivo coach Pepe Mel has said that he would be happy with a goalless draw against Real Madrid at the weekend.

Asensio's superb, swerving early strike set the tone at the Bernabeu.

And there is value to be had in Alexandre Lacazette. He still won silverware with the club as well, as they claimed their second Champions League title in as many years.

The Competition Committee on Wednesday announced on its website that it had upheld the entire suspension. I'm only thinking about tomorrow's game against a difficult opponent. Julien Faubert remains a footnote to the extraordinary in the annals of Real's transfer dealings, and Thomas Gravesen was an experiment that blew up in everyone's face, not least Robinho's.

Last season Ronaldo scored 25 goals in 29 La Liga appearances, while he also made a significant impact in a creative sense as he laid on 30 chances for his team-mates.

We played a great game.

"He's working very well, like the whole group". Forwards Manuel "Nolito" Agudo and homegrown fan favorite Jesus Navas have arrived from Manchester City, but Spain forward Victor "Vitolo" Machin will play at Las Palmas before he joins Atletico in 2018.

But there is one jarring absence in La Liga-unpredictability.

Ronaldo has been found guilty of a violation of article 96 of the disciplinary code relating to the use of "mild force" against the officials, including grabbing, pushing or shaking. I'm telling you how I feel after watching the match again. "People might think it is easy, but it's not".

His disappointment at collecting a second yellow card at the Nou Camp was evident and it saw him shove Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back - a reaction that isn't acceptable but was it really worthy of such a suspension?

Ronaldo will, though, be free to play when Madrid begin their Champions League campaign on September 12 or 13. We're upset that we are not going to have him with us for a long time.

"We have to wait until tomorrow". Five games! It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous.

The visitors pushed on and were almost rewarded when Suarez teed up Messi, who took a touch before curling a shot onto the frame of Keylor's goal.

The emergence of Asensio and Isco has even put into question the role of Gareth Bale, who didn't play Wednesday.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Madrid's match in Galicia. The glitter of La Liga is even more evident when compared to England's Premier League, with games in Britain shrouded in rain, snow and dark, ominous grey clouds. We must congratulate everyone for the good work done. "It's going to get harder every day".