Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (centre), Ferland Mendy (right) and Karim Benzema (left) at a training session in Madrid on Tuesday, on the eve of their Spanish League match against Barcelona. Agence France-Presse
Messi was hauled to the ground in the first half by a diving Unai Bustinza wrapping two arms around his waist and he was knocked over again in the second, this time earning a penalty, which he converted.
Barcelona made a nightmare start to the defence of their La Liga title on Friday by losing Luis Suarez to injury and then losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, after a sensational late volley from substitute Aritz Aduriz.
While Barcelona was working to keep Lionel Messi, defending champion Real Madrid was quietly making moves to get ready for the Spanish league season.
Ronaldo was injured in the nose after colliding with the goalkeeper of the Czech national team during his attempt to get the ball. After the collision, Ronaldo fell to the ground bleeding, and the Portuguese medical staff rushed to rescue him.
A depleted Bangladesh will take on a confident UAE in the opening game of the two-match T20 series to be played in Dubai on Sunday.
Friday's match at the O2 Arena in London was the first participation of the Swiss, who has won 20 major titles since the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2021, due to the injuries in his knee and ultimately prompted him to decide to retire.