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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score nine goals in the group stages of the Champions League as Real Madrid won 2-0 away at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. Luka Modric had given a surprisingly strong Madrid side the lead with a wonder strike on 25 minutes. Ronaldo then doubled the advantage just after the break with a clinical finish from close range, but it wasn't a perfect night for the Portuguese as he had a late penalty saved by Copenhagen keeper Johan Wiland. Ronaldo was making his return to the side after three games out through injury and suspension respectively, whilst Gareth Bale also started after missing Saturday's 0-0 draw away to minnows Olimpic Xativa in the Copa del Rey due to flu.
Uruguay was poised Tuesday to pass a ground-breaking bill that will make the South American country the first anywhere to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, under state control. "The war against drugs has failed," said Senator Roberto Conde as he presented the bill on behalf of the ruling leftist Broad Front, calling it an "unavoidable response" to that failure. The law is an initiative of President Jose Mujica, a 78-year-old former leftist guerrilla who acknowledges that the approach is an experiment. "There are a lot of doubts and the doubts are legitimate," Mujica said Tuesday on Uruguay's Channel 4 television.