The two superstars have faced each other multiple times in El Clasicos, and shared the Ballon d'Or between them over the past 10 years, with each of them lifting the famous Golden Ball five times so far. The guys on Triple M's Rush Hour in Adelaide crunched the numbers. During these nine exciting years I have come up against great players.
Stories were rampant that Ronaldo is leaving because of a rift with Real Madrid's President and because he didn't feel properly respected and loved despite all his accomplishments.
Ronaldo departs Real after three years.
Whilst it would take a lot for Pellegrini to convince the 87-capped Croatia global to swap Turin for east London, with Ronaldo's arrival, his opportunities for first-team football will surely be limited to say the least. Juventus' fans in the stadium gave him a well-deserved standing ovation for his incredible feat. "In the mix-zone afterwards, he spoke about how he always admired Juventus". And that's exactly what Ronaldo, the player and the brand, will bring to the Italian club. This, along with the money on offer, was the key factor in his decision to leave Real.
Florentino Perez wants the club to perform similarly next season. My respect and my recognition for all of them.
Ronaldo's exit has sparked anxiety among Real Madrid's fan-base, which is wondering how their team will replace the greatest player of the modern era. "And the deal was struck". Cristiano leaves, the legend of the 451 goalsAS: Ciao, Cristiano - it was nice while it lastedSport: Shock Cristiano - Madrid accept the request of their star and sell him to Juventus for €105m.
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Also, fans' unease with Neymar increased during the World Cup as he occasionally made more headlines for play-acting than his performances with Brazil, which was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals.