After lashing out at opponent, Ronaldo claims if he'd given him a proper kick "he wouldn't get up"

The Portuguese star saw no card from the referee for lashing out at an opponent

Cristiano Ronaldo, kick, Sporting de Gijon, Real Madrid,

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Zinedine Zidane's managerial career at Real Madrid got off to a good start with a 5-0 win over Deportivo la Coruña, and they kept things going this weekend with another big win. 

They took on Sporting de Gijón and swept them aside with a 5-1 victory, but there was one moment of controversy in the match. 

Cristiano Ronaldo got involved in a confrontation with Nacho Cases of Gijón, lashing out at the player and giving him a kick. 

The referee decided not to take any action, and while Ronaldo admitted that he could have seen a card, he didn't see what the fuss was all about. 

Speaking in the mix zone after the match, he said "it was instinctive. They could have given me a yellow card. If I'd given him a proper kick, he wouldn't have gotten up". 

Via Marca