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Zidane: Why Ronaldo Is The Best In The World

Zinedine Zidane: Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Best In The World

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 14, 2017 08:59 AM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world after he scored a brace in Wednesday night's 3-0 win against APOEL in the UEFA Champions League.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Cristiano Ronaldo in action against APOEL

The Portuguese star, who is currently serving a five-match domestic ban, opened the scoring in the 12th minute and then netted his second from the penalty spot just after half-time.

After the match, Zidane praised the return of his star striker and hoped that he could continue with this goalscoring form.

"He (Ronaldo) is the best in the world," Zidane told beIN Sports.

"He is always there when we need him, and he always scores. If he was luckier today, he could have scored four.

"He is a key player for us (and) I hope he continues in the same vein."

The Frenchman also had good things to say about Wales international Gareth Bale.

"Bale is capable of playing in a number of positions and on the left he can do a good job too," Zidane added.

"He showed his flexibility. Today we started with Ronaldo and Bale as forwards, and then he shifted. I am pleased with the side in general and above all the second half."

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Ronaldo has made three appearances for Real Madrid this season and has scored three goals.

Do you think Ronaldo’s form will see him claim his fifth Ballon d’Or? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Paul.01 Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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Paul.01 Sep 15, 2017 01:51 PM
OK
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Giles Bolivian Joined: 22 Jul 2015
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Giles Bolivian Sep 14, 2017 10:43 PM
Genius Pundit, u really are a Genius.. I always Tell People That He Shines wen He scores, if he doesn't U will Hear The Commentators Commenting *We Dd not See Much Of Ronaldo today* Becasue He Dd Not score...
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Mpho Poster Sep 14, 2017 09:34 PM
@Melizwe17@K4L you are surely the one feeling that way bcz yu are Barca n Messi fan. Xavi wuld also b praising Ronaldo if he played for Madrid. Yu too if yu were CR7 fan papa
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jujunation4lyf Sep 14, 2017 09:34 PM
King cr7.always wen he plays i can feel the atmosphere.im paying ds tv because of him,i wish next year i can have the opportunity to travel to Spain, he's the best the was,the best it will ever be!
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 14, 2017 09:26 PM
I feel like Zidane knows that Messi is the best in the world but coz he is the manager of Real Madrid he is forced to praise Ronaldo
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Genius Pundit Sep 14, 2017 06:59 PM
Of course no one will disagree that Ronaldo is an incredible player. With a deadly eye for goal, strong presence in the air, unmatched physicality and unparalleled skill, he is undeniably one of the greatest strikers of all time. But what I strongly disagree is that he is the best. Personally, I think Lionel Messi is the best. Despite being a prolific goal scorer (like Ronaldo), Messi is also a creative playmaker who can decide a match even without scoring. Ronaldo only shines when he scores, Messi always shines even when he doesn't score.
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robbenwabayen Sep 14, 2017 06:09 PM
@Faysal .barcelona ,juventus and bayern are small teams?
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robbenwabayen Sep 14, 2017 06:06 PM
@Giles Bolivian .u dont now football wt do u mean wen u say ronaldo is selfish?.i can can ask u sumtn since wen messi scored a free kick ? He refused neymar to play free kicks bt wen neymar tyk free kicks he score.ask ur self y neymar left barcelona coz he saw he is better than messi .these year u will c that messi is nothing since they will fail to win anything again.ppl dont favoure players where is not necessary.i was one of u to say ronaldo is not better than robben and messi since 2009 but now i realised that these boy proved the world that is a best player in the world god gave him the gift .plz let uz accept ppl bcoz things wont change.messi outshine at laliga only but at uefa he fail to impress him self so i cant call him the best and i dnt hate him
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robbenwabayen Sep 14, 2017 05:57 PM
@Golden Boots .u dont now football is wt i noticed about u.i am not ronaldo fan but truely spkn thz guy have everything to play football.he can score from long ranger, using head to score. Pace to run over opponent ,dribbling were is necessary .guys let us love football not pretending .if i may ask since wen u c messi score from long ranger, using head ? So if u now foot ball u can c ronaldo is better than messi.in uefa quaterfinal messi failed to score bcoz juventus defender it was too tight but these ronaldo can score every were since he now how to position him self
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musah005 Sep 14, 2017 05:53 PM
@Golden Boots If scoring goals only is what catches us the big fishes,then he remains the best in our eyes
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Schweinstriker_31 Sep 14, 2017 03:55 PM
when you sign a contract at madridiots you are forced to say he is the best even if you know the truth
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Golden Boots Sep 14, 2017 12:32 PM
He's just a goal scorer that's all! We know extraordinary players, who know how to dribble and score!
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alizebucs1986 Sep 14, 2017 12:27 PM
@seko lesky de limit kikikiki that what he is saying and i hail king CR7 for Scoring against Small Teams Namely Bayern,Juventus,Atletico and FC Barcelona with Apoel Nicosia included..Hail King CR7 hahahaha
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vijjox Sep 14, 2017 11:37 AM
@Giles Bolivian don't make yourself a joke,but we never know maybe you don't differentiate fact n opinion, your fact is opinion to us ,like I can't say Messi belongs to number three position after rating king cr7 as the best ,the reason why we compare them it means they compete
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Makarios Sep 14, 2017 11:32 AM
@Giles Bolivian LOL next joke please.
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lulikho Sep 14, 2017 11:30 AM
HISTORY - Cristiano Ronaldo is the 1st player in all history of Champions League to score 30 braces.
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Bonganeks Sep 14, 2017 11:20 AM
thr wll be ppl that will always critisize cr7..messi has never won anything on international level except silver medals 2 add on that messi was beaten by sanchez in 2013 during fifa tournament..then cr7 ddnt play football just 2 break records he made his own records
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Sep 14, 2017 11:10 AM
@Giles Bolivian ...Thank you for your opinion sir we really appreciate your time to tell us that FIFA + Europe are useless they don't see what you see from CR7 ....thank you
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nhlekoraymond Sep 14, 2017 11:08 AM
@Giles whatever you are smoking,you must quit it son,you are still young and you hv a promising future ahead
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nhlekoraymond Sep 14, 2017 11:05 AM
He's something else,someone with a big match tempo

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