Madrid, The debut that Mariano had dreamed of became a reality on Wednesday night. With the entire Estadio Santiago Bernabeu giving the player a warm welcome back, the Spanish-Dominican cleared any cobwebs that may have been lingering with a goal, the Spanish Newspaper MARCA said.

It was one that without any doubt could have belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo had he still been at the club and wearing the No. 7. On his debut, he honoured the number that has so much emotional pull for Madridistas.

“I’m very happy with the goal, having scored on my debut and helping the team win our first game of the season in the Champions League,” he said.

Source: Oman News Agency