Goalkeeper Keylor Navas also told the pregame news conference that it was always positive to be able to call on Ronaldo, now four games into a five-match ban imposed for pushing the referee following his sending off in the Spanish Super Cup.
Yet even an enforced rest for Ronaldo could ultimately work in Real's favour come the end of the campaign.
Messi has also missed three penalties in his Champions League career, including two in knockout competition.
Meanwhile, Asensio's team-mate Marcelo has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until June 2022.
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Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier will have to navigate a tough Group H which has Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Apoel; they also have the Wembley hoodoo to overcome before they can start thinking of winning the Champions League.
Sergio Ramos scored the third goal at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where Madrid hasn't lost a group-stage game in nearly eight years.
"We're happy to have Ronaldo back - physically he is very fit and mentally with all that has happened, with all the talk, he is in a good place".
"That does not mean we can not challenge and join them in the latter stages and get past them in a two-legged tie".
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'He always brings so much for us. We are the favourites but there are other highly rated teams too. It is fair to say he will be itching for the opportunity to start off his season in the Champions league.
"In Liga we have not been able to win our last two games", the Costa Rica worldwide said.