Ronaldo already the equal of Di Stéfano – Nacho


first_imgCristiano Ronaldo should be considered to be on par with the Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stéfano, claims his team-mate Nacho FernandezThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to play a central role in Real’s bid to win the Champions League for a record-equalling third consecutive time against Liverpool on Saturday’s final in Kiev.Ronaldo has won Europe’s elite competition four times throughout his incredible career and will be aiming for his fifth on the weekend.Nacho, who has been playing alongside Ronaldo at Real for eight years, believes that his teammate has to be considered the equal of the legendary Di Stefano, whose goals helped the club win five European Cup titles in succession.“I do believe that Cristiano can already be equated with Di Stéfano,” said Nacho, according to AS.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Ronaldo is a legend, he is a spectacular player, with all the Ballons d’Or he’s won. When the years go by surely people will value these things even more.“If Real Madrid wins this Champions League, we will make history. It would be historic. As a child, you always dream of winning a Champions League. When you are facing the possibility of winning a fourth… imagine! It is unbelievable.“When I leave football and dedicate myself to something else, I will look back and say, ‘Oh my God, I got everything I wanted.’ We are very excited to continue making history, we are facing a wonderful challenge and we arrive in the best possible shape.“I’ve watched Liverpool a lot this year. The key is to concentrate for the whole game against players as fast as those who Liverpool have in the front line, to live every minute of the final with maximum intensity, because you can be hurt at any time.”last_img