Sulking star Ronaldo strikes twice in Real win

Real Madrid registered their first Primera Division victory of the season after a comfortable 3-0 win over Granada at the Bernabeu — but an unhappy Ronaldo suggested all is not well within the camp.

The Portuguese superstar scored twice in Los Blancos’ 3-0 victory over Granada at the Bernabeu, but did not celebrate after his goal. “I didn’t celebrate my goals because I’m unhappy with some people,” said Ronaldo. “They’re in the club and know who they are.” Ronaldo’s second strike was his 150th for Real.

Substitute Gonzalo Higuain was also on target, while the visitors ended the game with 10 men after Borja Gomez was sent off for two yellow cards.

Barcelona retained the only 100% record in La Liga with a fine strike by Adriano sinking struggling Valencia.

Barca, beaten by rivals Real in the Supercopa, could have beaten Manuel Pellegrino’s side by more had Cesc Fabregas converted two good chances.

Tito Vilanova almost saw his side pay for those missed chances as Roberto Soldado and Victor Ruiz both went close, the latter also having a goal disallowed for offside.

In Serie A, champions Juventus sent out a resounding message to their rivals with a thumping 4-1 win over Udinese.

The Old Lady were aided by the 14th-minute dismissal of keeper Zeljko Brkic and Arturo Vidal scored from the resulting penalty, with Mirko Vucinic making it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

It was game over eight minutes after the break thanks to Sebastian Giovinco and the same player made it four before Andrea Lazzari grabbed a consolation for the Bianconeri.

Roma also made their intentions for the season clear with an outstanding 3-1 win at Inter Milan. Alessandro Florenzi gave Roma the lead after 15 minutes before a deflected shot from Antonio Cassano brought Inter level in first-half stoppage time. Daniel Osvaldo restored Roma’s lead midway through the second half and Marquinho added a sumptuous winner 10 minutes from time.

The only sour note for Roma came in stoppage time when Osvaldo received a second yellow card. Lazio also have a 100% records thanks to their comfortable 3-0 win over Palermo. The Roman club were grateful to Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who bookended a win which also included a strike from Antonio Candreva. Napoli are also among that group following a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina. A Borja Valero own goal and Blerim Dzemaili put the home side in control with Stevan Jovetic’s reply coming too late.

Marseille, watched by new signing Joey Barton, moved top of Ligue 1 following a comfortable 3-1 victory over Rennes.

Jeremy Morel gave the home side a first-half lead and, although Julien Feret levelled early in the second, Andre-Pierre-Gignac and a late own goal from Romain Danze secured the points.

Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic — the first after 27 seconds — saw Paris St Germain win 2-1 at Lille last night.

In Germany, Bayern Munich crushed Stuttgart 6-1 to move ominously top of the Bundesliga on a day when the league’s most expensive arrival made his debut. Javi Martinez only played the last 13 minutes, by which time Bayern had already secured the three points with goals from Thomas Muller (two), Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo and Mario Mandzukic. Vedad Ibisevic was sent off for Stuttgart, who took the lead through Martin Harnik.

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