Cristiano Ronaldo Is Back, As An ‘Ogre’, In Real Madrid Vs. Schalke Match

The highly anticipated return of Cristiano Ronaldo — who completed a three-match suspension on Sunday — is here and the European press is portraying him… as an ogre?

Most believe that Schalke doesn’t really stand a chance against Real Madrid, not with a hungry Cristiano Ronaldo, who is playing his first match after serving that ridiculous suspension that the Spanish league subjected him to after getting in a scuffle with Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe on February 2.

“We’ll need a little miracle,” said Schalke coach Jens Keller of his team’s chances against the Spanish leaders.

Ronaldo is such a feared rival that the Spanish publication Marca has put everything into perspective portraying him as an ogre, and sharing some tips on how to tame him, with the German club. Check it out:

The clubs face each other on Wednesday in the Champions League last-16 round and most expect Cristiano to be on fire after his frustrating sit-out during which he was very unhappy according to “los blancos” manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Portuguese striker has remained mum on social media following his red card against Athletic Bilbao and the suspension that came with it. He hasn’t complained or blamed anyone, but has been spotted training very hard, as is his habit in order to stay in shape for this week’s match.

Real Madrid and Ronaldo were photographed leaving for Germany ahead of the Schalke game on Wednesday and CR7 was, as always looking stylish on his way out.

Cristiano Ronaldo on the way to Germany

— Real Madrid In Heart (@RMinOurHeart) February 25, 2014

No doubt fans will see Cristiano Ronaldo more motivated than ever, not only to finally be allowed to play, but to help his team further consolidate their sole possession of first place in La Liga, after this weekend’s shocking Barcelona loss. It should be an exciting one.

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