The Portuguese forward takes opportunity to visit his old club as he served the final game of his five-match ban for the La Liga giants

The Portuguese superstar opted against watching his current team-mates in action and instead travelled to his former employers Sporting Lisbon.

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a visit to former side Sporting Lisbon on Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a visit to former side Sporting Lisbon on Sunday

The Portuguese superstar and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez witnessed Sporting defeat Tondela 2-0

The Portuguese superstar and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez witnessed Sporting defeat Tondela 2-0

And he did not go alone, as he and stunning girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez enjoyed the hosts 2-0 victory over Tondela from the comfort of a private box at Estadio Jose Alvalada.

It’s not often that you will catch Ronaldo celebrating any goal that has ties to La Liga rivals Barcelona, but he allowed himself a smile when ex-Nou Camp defender Jeremy Mathieu put Sporting ahead after just 12 minutes.

And Bruno Fernandes ensured the four-time Balon d’Or winner’s return was sealed with victory midway through the second period.

Ronaldo has now completed his five-game suspension for Zinedine Zidane’s side and will no doubt go straight back into the side when Real Betis travel to the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old was reacted furiously after being given his marching orders last month in the Spanish Super Cup against Barca.

Moments after scoring a thumping strike, he shoved referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after he was shown a second yellow card for diving in the El Clasico.

Cristiano Ronaldo was serving the final game of his five-match ban

Cristiano Ronaldo was serving the final game of his five-match ban

Despite lodging an appeal, he failed to overturn his five-match sanction and has yet to feature for the club in La Liga.

Although he did show last week that he is chomping at the bit to get back to domestic action as he struck two in the 3-0 win over APOEL in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, his Madrid colleagues also helped to deliver Ronaldo a double dose of joy on Sunday 570 miles away.

Ronaldo was dismissed for a second yellow but then shoved the ref in the Super Cup clash against Barcelona last month

Ronaldo was dismissed for a second yellow but then shoved the ref in the Super Cup clash against Barcelona last month

Cristiano Ronaldo failed in his bid to overturn a five-game ban

Cristiano Ronaldo failed in his bid to overturn a five-game ban

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Madrid side and scored twice against APOEL in the Champions League last week

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Madrid side and scored twice against APOEL in the Champions League last week

Gareth Bale silenced some of his doubters as he struck the third during a 3-1 triumph at Real Sociedad.

That result moved them up to fourth in the table, four points behind leaders Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his abs as he and Gareth Bale have fun during Real Madrid training

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a worldie of a goal in training for Real Madrid

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4488608/real-madrid-cristiano-ronaldo-georgina-rodriguez-sporting-lisbon/

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