Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Real Madrid against Atlético

Friday August 22nd, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Real Madrid on Friday against Atlético Madrid in the Super Cup, the BBC reports.

Ronaldo, 29, injured his back during Tuesday's 1-1 draw in the first-leg match. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said Ronaldo will play and could possibly start. 

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The Super Cup is an annual event in which the league champions play a two-match series against the Copa del Rey winners. 

Under Ancelotti, Real is undefeated in two-legged ties. Overall, Real has won the Super Cup 10 times, and Atlético has won twice.

Real Madrid opens its La Liga campaign on Aug. 25 against Cordoba. 

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