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Buffon: Ronaldo Comparable With Pele, Maradona & Messi!

Gianluigi Buffon: Cristiano Ronaldo Comparable With Pele, Digeo Maradona & Lionel Messi!

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 04, 2018 10:28 AM @KeeganKruger

Juventus stalwart Gianluigi Buffon believes Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo should be mentioned in the same breath as Diego Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi following his spectacular display in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

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Having opened the scoring with a close-range finish in the 3rd minute of the quarter-final tie, the Portugal international stunned the football world with a phenomenal overhead kick in the 64th minute, which even earned him a standing ovation from the home supporters at Juventus' Allianz Stadium.

"Ronaldo is a player who is at an incredible level," Buffon said after the match, as quoted by Marca.

"Ronaldo's worth is comparable to (Diego) Maradona, (Lionel) Messi or Pele. My Champions League dream isn't possible because the best have stopped it."

The Italian goalkeeper also praised the Spanish giants for the way they approached the tie in Turin.

"We played against champions of an incredible level," he added.

"Their ability makes everything much more difficult and it forced us to become less precise than usual.

"It is hugely disappointing and, in the end, we probably won't progress. But it is also true that in certain situations, you must take stock and compliment an opponent that was stronger."

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The second leg of the tie will be played next Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

Do you think Juventus have any chance of coming back in this tie? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Apr 04, 2018 07:39 PM
@tshoshandros Ronaldo 1 won ballon dor before messi Messi on his 2 season as regular first team player soon he surpass Ronaldo won ballon dor defended it Ronaldo had to find a bigger team to help him compete with with messi now Ronaldo is on his twilight seasons Madrid can not compete with barcelona domesticly so they rely on Uefa champs because it gives a lot of time to prepare weeks of preparations so messi has tale up for 3 bones where as ronaldo has has his tale up for 1 bone messi is boss to say
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tshoshandros Joined: 15 Nov 2014
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tshoshandros Apr 04, 2018 04:42 PM
@Link&iviwe,who won Balloon de'or between Missi & CRR7?
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tshoshandros Joined: 15 Nov 2014
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tshoshandros Apr 04, 2018 04:40 PM
Buffon, apology accepted, next time u must thing before provoking the King.
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link&iviwe Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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link&iviwe Apr 04, 2018 02:38 PM
Did he said he prefared ronaldo or in same level as messi now another player will praise Messi you will hate him Madriots Messi1ronaldo2 thats how it is because Ronaldo has to study Messi 1 after messi became regular 1 team player 2009 he led everything in Europe everybody followed him collective and individual archievements all the had to try and catch him young and old he became bench mark
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Munangwangwa Joined: 25 Nov 2017
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Munangwangwa Apr 04, 2018 02:11 PM
We realized that years ago.. he's not even in the league of your maradonas peles and messis.. he's way above that..infact better than them combined.. all hail the king
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alizebucs1986 Apr 04, 2018 12:27 PM
"My Champions League Dream isn't Possible because the Best have stopped it" kikikikiki
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King of them ALL Joined: 31 Mar 2018
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King of them ALL Apr 04, 2018 12:10 PM
u are exposed and shamed madala mxm not while ago u were praising Massesi bcoz u are used to blaksam him so since King CR7 has flooded into ur worst dream then u change ur tone nxa sharrruuuuppp maan cow
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magents02 Joined: 07 Feb 2012
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magents02 Apr 04, 2018 12:08 PM
The best player in the world is CR7 no one comes close to these boy, not even messi or maradona. He is always hungry to score goals and he scored hey
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Apr 04, 2018 11:58 AM
Last year it was him who cost you a Champions League trophy, this year again he is standing in your way. The only way is to retire and become a coach maybe one day you will coach Madrid and win UEFA Champions League
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Zothani_Linda Apr 04, 2018 11:37 AM
I remember this Buffon sack talking isht a while back saying he preferred Messi over Christiano. I see now why he did because out of the two he doesn't prefer the guy who has beaten him most! Lol what shame for this madala
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Apr 04, 2018 11:36 AM
Madala now is changing his tone its what u get when spoke negative thing about king more special when u about play against him

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