Cristiano Ronaldo : The Juventus Chapter

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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Modric getting ballon dor looks even more stupid now. goals are not a joke. pass all you want, top striker is what you wins the titles.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Modric only got it because he reached both finals. He wasn’t even the best midfielder in the World Cup final match.

    Don’t get me wrong Modric is great. But the only midfielders who deserves to win it whilst Messi and Ronaldo have been around are Xavi/Iniesta.
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    B&Wandmore New Member

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    I think many juve fans would say your post is silly
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    RedRonaldo Full Member

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    Modric got to be one of the the worst ever winner of Ballon D'or, alongside with Owen perhaps. He wasn't anywhere near top 5 player in CL or La Liga in 2018, and he didn't the WC either.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    which was obviously wrong. it's not who reached a final award - it's who was the best performer in the year and he clearly wasnt. even Xavi and Iniesta is debatable. but their quality is never in doubt as they lead Spain to a World cup and back to back Euros so either wouldve been a deserved winner.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Modric is a great footballer, was the best midfielder in the world for a couple of years and very important for Madrid but what happened last year is what the media can do. He's not one, but two levels below. The difference in level of performances between Modric and for example Rakitic (both for club and at the WC) and the difference in recognition they got by the media was complete insanity.

    At least 2 years of constant propaganda about Madrid making Ronaldo look better than he is with 'the best midfield in the world'... now Madrid's season is over while Juve are in the CL quarters and on course to break the points total in Serie A.

    Ronaldo's legacy at Madrid has risen massively without him playing one game for them this season. Let's see what happens now that Zidane is back, 2 years after Di Stefano left they were winning the European Cup without him so you never know.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Always was that way but he is underrated in here more then anyone it seems.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Who ever thought modric was the best player in the world was lying or drunk.
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    MrEleson Full Member

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    And he's played every single one of his games at the highest level too unlike the Brazilian who went back to Brazil and played at a slightly lower level.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Gallagher are a lot alike. Just when you think there's nothing else they can do to amaze you, they prove you wrong
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    I wouldn't say Ronaldo is underrated here. On a poll he got 50% votes. It's just few silly Barca fans and Messi fan boys.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    I agree. I felt Modric performance was just overrated(in world cup) for the sake of it.
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    VJ1762 Full Member

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    I don't know how he is underrated when he won the World player of the year with us. Just because people say Messi is better doesn't make Ronaldo any less amazing. Ultimately, it's just your preference.
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    Kapardin New Member

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    Seeing Zidane's CL wins in a different light. Fact is, even when Ronaldo is not scoring, he is a massive influence on his teammates' mentality. Juve would have bottled the tie for sure in any other season.

    Will be interesting to see how much success Zidane has in the CL without Ronaldo.
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    MrEleson Full Member

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    He's scored nearly 200 goals since turning 30 without including his goals for Juve. He could have resigned for Man Utd in that time and become the club's all-time top scorer whilst shattering Alan Shearer's premier league record and be off to Italy without skipping a beat.
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    tieunhilang New Member

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    Not really, we overcame the impossible with a youth team on hostile away territory, against a PSG with Mbappe at the top. Ronaldo's performance was spectacular, but it could not be compared to the magical night we all experienced in Paris. People looked at the Juventus match, they only saw Ronaldo. People looked at our match, they saw Manchester United.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    On this forum though he gets downplayed by a pretty high percentage.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    The poll is fixed on 50% so people dont start riots.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    So they are rated very closely. Not sure where this "Ronaldo is underrated" is coming from.

    If you expect Ronaldo to win by huge margin or even win against Messi then it will never happen. Doesn't mean he isn't rated.
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    Did people see his celebration mocking Simeone? Hilarious


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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    On the Caf there are always excuses made when Ronaldo wins and the script is flipped when Messi does that is all I am saying. For example had Messi won 3x CL in a row and won a Copa America and that poll would not be 50-50. Anything Ronaldo does or wins its always " oh but he had this and that and that and this"

    I dont expect either to win by big margin in fact if one is better then the other it is by .001 percent in my book because it truly is that close.
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    nikineil Full Member

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    Shameless reference. Nice!
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    That's brilliant. No one gives a feck about Juve there. They just celebrating being alive in the same time frame as this man
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    They are getting what they invested in, to be the difference maker in ucl.
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    Daysleeper Full Member

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    Far too early to say that. He only had one goal in CL prior to today.

    Amazing performance today for sure, but still a long way to go this season in CL. One great match doesn’t change that, but regardless of what happens at Juventus (should he never win CL with them) his legacy is obviously set
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Right but the group stages don't seem to interest him as much, it was the same last year.
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    Daysleeper Full Member

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    Hogwash, he was slumping hard last season both in La Liga and CL to start the year. To his credit his game picked up before falling off after the quarter finals last year.

    I don’t even think he’s been bad at all in this year's CL, far from it, but this really is the first game in CL this season where you can say he was fantastic.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    That's what I meant more or less in the CL. He only woke up when the real big games began.
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    That volley against us, he has been the same for almost 2-3 seasons now, he steps up in high profile matches in champions league advanced stages and that's exactly what he did last night.
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    MrEleson Full Member

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    Maybe in La Liga but he was still scoring for fun in the CL last season. He set a record for the most consecutive games scored in in the competition last season with the streak starting from the previous season.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    IIRC he scored in 10 out of 10 CL games or something like that last season. Scored in all group stage games.
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    MrEleson Full Member

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    Yeah and scored 15 in those 10 games.
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    Would be so fun if manutd knocks juve 2-1 in pathetic way playing crappy football this season again. Ronaldo to score then long shot deflected by herera and matic in header. I just dont get the hype when Ronaldo chapter should be closed by united fans yet we are still obsessed. Ofcourse football wise he is the GOAT but last match vs United got on nerves
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    Kush Full Member

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    Only hogwash is you making up stuff, Ronaldo scored in every group stage last season. In fact he scored 15 goals in first 10 games but didn’t score in last 3.

    In La Liga he went on a tear after winter break and finished close to leagues top scorer. He topped it off with 4 goals in 4 appearances in WC too. He had another outstanding season last year, its just that few cynics stuck on his non-scoring performances in SF/F to beat him with.
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    Mastadon New Member

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    United look like suckers for not resigning him. He’s a goalscoring machine 99m plus withever wages for 3 years of Ronaldo is completely worth it. Just don’t get why United didn’t go all out for him you can easily afford it and his commercial appeal is obvious.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Yeah, he was begging to join us only for us to close the door :houllier:
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    We missed a lot of top attacking players under mourinho. Also who would have known he was indeed moving after we just got Sanchez on big money 6 months earlier.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    It made no sense for Ronaldo to go to United at this time of his career.

    It also didn’t really make sense for United to go for him given the circumstances the team was in. Better to spend that money on improving the team overall rather than get a player like him at 34 years old.
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    MrEleson Full Member

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    Sanchez actually turned out to be a more expensive purchase than Ronaldo would have been. He’s earning only under £10M less per year and has done barely anything of note. Not to mention, he doesn’t bring even 1% of Ronaldo’s marketing potential and worldwide attention. Imagine the media frenzy and huge coverage United would have gotten if he actually re-signed. It would have been like the return of the Prodigal’s son. Moreover, at 34,he’s in better condition than a 30 year old Sanchez as he has been able to retain his speed and acceleration somewhat.
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    RedRonaldo Full Member

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    You are right but Ronaldo does earn more than that. Ronaldo earns 31m a year at Juventus vs Sanchez 16.8m at United.