Cristiano Ronaldo Names The Toughest Defender He's Ever Faced

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the football world, alongside rival Lionel Messi, for the last ten years, but even he has struggled against some of the best defenders in the world. Now, he has admitted one has given his trouble over his career more than any other.

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Ronaldo is preparing to win his fourth Champions League crown in five seasons with Real Madrid, who face Liverpool on Saturday evening in Kiev, before heading to the World Cup with Portugal this summer.

He won his first back in 2008, helping Manchester United beat Chelsea in Moscow, but he has suggested one player on the Blues’ side stood out when he faced them.

 

“Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe, he said.

“He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick, tough in the tackle. You knew it would never be an easy game.”

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