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Ronaldo bags a beauty on the south coast

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show in Bournemouth last night with this perfectly placed free-kick, helping Real Madrid take the lead in a convincing 6-0 pre-season win.

Ronaldo added a second shortly after before Sami Khedira, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Casemiro finished off the rout.

Ancelotti begins with win

Carlo Ancelotti loves Bournemouth. Credit: PA

Carlo Ancelotti's first match in charge of Real Madrid saw them stroll to a stylish 6-0 win over SkyBet Championship Bournemouth at Dean Court.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted the first goal of the Italian's reign and added another before Sami Khedira scored on the stroke of half-time.

Bournemouth, whose chairman Eddie Mitchell said this fixture was a reward for their long-suffering support, failed to provide a goal for them to cheer as Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and then Casemiro got in on the act.


Cherries is where the Harte is

Ian Harte spent three years at Reading. Credit: PA

Championship new boys Bournemouth have signed former Reading left-back Ian Harte on a one-year deal, following his release from the Madejski Stadium.

Footballers found not guilty

Four footballers were cleared today of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Jurors at the Old Bailey also found them not guilty of voyeurism at a retrial.

Brighton players Anton Rodgers, 20, Lewis Dunk, 21, and George Barker, 21, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 22, who now plays for Bournemouth, had maintained their innocence.

With a Cherry on top… Bournemouth promoted to Championship

Bournemouth secured promotion to the Championship after they beat Carlisle 3-1 and Brentford could only manage a draw against Hartlepool.

The Cherries dealt saw off Carlisle easily, with goals by Steve Cook, Harry Arter and Brett Pitman.

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