Ronaldo makes Champions League history as Madrid see off Dortmund
- Autor: Ricardo Clara Dic 07, 2017,
Dic 07, 2017, 18:10
DF Nacho, 6 - Guilty of tucking in too close to the centre-halves, which is not surprising for a central player deputising in a wide position.
Making things more difficult is that Borussia Dortmund are badly shorthanded thanks to injuries - Maximilian Philipp, Gonzalo Castro, Mario Götze, Łukasz Piszczek, Erik Durm, and Sebastian Rode are all out, while Jeremy Toljan is suspended.
That season purists pointed to the achievements of Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, winner of the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup and indeed a World Cup finalist with the Netherlands. However, with one last group play match left, Los Blancos look to end this round with a win.
Liverpool hammered Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield, Real Madrid edged a five-goal thriller against Borussia Dortmund winning 3-2 and Maribor drew 1-1 with Sevilla.
"I am small like Messi, left-footed like Messi and sometimes I say I play more like Messi, but not that I like Messi more", adds Ricardinho, whose trials as a youngster at Porto were cut short due to his small frame. Do you think Real Madrid will go back-to-back?
The man who came to maturity under the watchful eye of ex-Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson clinched his fourth Ballon d'Or after an unforgettable season, first spearheading Real to the Champions League title before also leading his homeland to Euro 2016 glory in Paris.
"He won't be there Saturday that is for sure". He took one touch to control Mateo Kovacic's cutback, quickly adjusted his feet and bent a sublime finish into the top-right corner.
The Portugal forward has been struggling in the Spanish league, with only two goals in 10 matches, but has scored nine times in his six Champions League games. He also added some youngsters during the match, including Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio.