Ronaldo to make first appearance against Apoel

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his first competitive appearance for Real Madrid against Cypriot champions Apoel on Wednesday for the first game of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The Portuguese superstar was sent off against rivals Barcelona in August for the Spanish super-cup and will not play for Real Madrid for the first 5 games of the La Liga season.

Real Madrid will have all there stars in there arsenal when they face Apoel and will want to start victoriously with the hope to retain there European crown.

Apoel departed today for Madrid and will want to put in a decent enough performance against the European Champions.

It will be an extremely difficult task for Apoel however the Cypriots have shown in the past they are a team not to be underestimated.

The match will take place on Wednesday at 21:45pm from the Santiago Bernabeu.