Ahead of today’s game against FC Porto, Cristiano Ronaldo is all fired-up for another historic Champions League night. The Portuguese ace is an ultimate Champions League ambassador every single year, and he’s now more than ready for another historic night in the competition against Porto today.
Despite Juventus being defeated during the first leg of this encounter, the loss was not that impressive. Besides, having Cristiano Ronaldo in one of these matches automatically turns you into a prime favorite because of his history in the tournament. Along with being the all-time highest scorer in the competition, Ronaldo is also the most reliable star of this competition.
In this kind of circumstance, however, only the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is capable of delivering a grade-A performance that will resonate all over the world. For instance, in his first season with the Bianconeri, we all remember when Atletico Madrid defeated Juventus 2-0 at the Wada Metropolitano. It only took Ronaldo’s genius to keep Juve alive in the competition that season after he scored a hat-trick during the return leg to help his side advance. Meanwhile, facing Porto today could be much easier than facing ‘Cholo’ Simeone’s side back then, but undeniably going to be one of those Champions League historic nights for the 36-year-old.
Rested Ronaldo Set To Enjoy Another Historic Champions League Night
With Ronaldo rested last weekend, the superstar is all fired-up for his favorite competition. Andrea Pirlo and Leonardo Bonucci have already given their statement regarding the talisman’s predisposition ahead of this clash. Everybody knows that one of Ronaldo’s greatest strengths is his ability to turn on the switch when the games are most important.
No doubts, Lionel Messi can rival Ronaldo in the competition, but he’s nowhere near the status that Cristiano gets when he hears the famous Champions League anthem. And probably, all those who believed that Juve is doomed after losing the first leg don’t really know what’s coming.
But then I believe it’s time to sit back and enjoy Mr. Champions League at work again. Where will you be watching superstar Ronaldo in this yet another historic Champions League night?