Juventus star opens up on Ronaldo ahead of Champions League quarter


Christiano Ronaldo’s red-hot form has even impressed the opponents. Here’s what veteran goalkeeper, Gianuigi Buffon had to say.
The Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo has been in unbelievable form in 2018, leading the Juventus and Italy legend to praise him ahead of their Champions League Quarterfinal clash.

Ronaldo and Buffon
Ronaldo and Buffon together

Gianluigi Buffon has described Cristiano Ronaldo as an “assassin” in front of goal and has called his current form incredible. The 33-year-old Portugal legend has hit 21 goals in his last 11 Real Madrid appearances which is a monumental achievement. He was offbeat in the International friendly game against Netherland which they lost 3-0 but he will look to come back in the groove in his next feature.

Over time he has learned how to improve himself as an athlete,” Buffon said.
“As a player, he spends less energy with respect to what he did previously… I admire him a lot because he is a pragmatic person, lucid in everything he does and what he says.
“I think that in recent years he has shown that he is very intelligent because he has changed his way of playing. He is also lethal, everything he does is at 100 percent and in front of the goal he is an assassin.”
Ronaldo beat Buffon twice in last season’s Champions League final in Cardiff and the superstar will lock horns with the veteran goalkeeper again in the first leg of the quarter-final on April 3.

Author’s Take :

Gianluigi Buffon has been heartbroken with Italy’s failure to qualify for the world cup and he is desperate now to perform well for his club and help them to win the title. On the other hand, Ronaldo would be looking to continue his stupendous form and perform well against both Juventus and Buffon. This is surely made things interesting and all eyes now would be on the two legends of their respective teams in the quarterfinals.

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