Football News: The veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon tagged Cristiano Ronaldo as an assassin ahead of their champions league match against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal.
Ronaldo 7: Buffon tagged the Real Madrid star Ronaldo as an Assassin because of his amazing goal scoring capabilities.
The 33-year-old Portuguese star is the player who has scored 21 goals for Madrid in his last 11 appearances and also in the recent past against Egypt scored a brace and secures a win for his country.
Last year both the teams met in the Champions League final at Cardiff and in that match, Ronaldo defeated Buffon twice and got a resounding win over Juventus, now both the teams will envisage each other in the in the first leg of the quarterfinal on the 3rd April.
The Juventus goalkeeper voiced: "Over time he has learned how to improve himself as an athlete,"
"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."
In Facebook live Question answer session, a question asked to the veteran goalkeeper about his former teams like Filippo Inzaghi, David Trezeguet, and Alessandro Del Piero.
Buffon stated: "They are three icons of world football,"
"Inzaghi and Trezeguet, unlike Del Piero, were real penalty area assassins.
"Ale [Del Piero] had some extra quality, he needed space to demonstrate the technique he had, and he could enchant big crowds. Even just training with them allowed me to know what champions they were.
"I really struggle with these things, I've played with many champions and I don't want to forget anyone.
"I can mention players I haven't played with – as a
trequartista [advanced playmaker] [Zinedine] Zidane was the absolute best. I never played with him, I came to Juve and he went away."