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There are a few absolute crackers in this draw, but one you can’t help but savour is Manchester United vs Real Madrid clash which will see Ronaldo back to Manchester United.

Here’s the final matchlist:

Galatasaray vs Schalke 04

Celtic vs Juventus

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Borussia Dortmund

AC Milan vs Barcelona

Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Valencia vs Paris Saint Germain

FC Porto vs Malaga

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible end-to-end run against Atletico Madrid last week has drawn one significant hater.

One of the most talked about incidents during last weekend’s Madrid derby was the sight of Ronaldo sprinting 96 meters in 10 seconds. After seeing the Real number seven pelting across the turf at top speed, chatter begun to spread about whether Ronaldo could be a successful athlete at the top level.

Spain’s current fastest 100m sprinter, Angel David Rodriguez, has since wading into the mix on Twitter by goading Ronaldo into a race “with or without spikes, on tarmac or grass.” in his tweet  ‘A peticion, reto a CR7 a 100 metros, con o sin clavos, tartan o cesped’

Whether we’ll actually see the race come to fruition remains doubtful, but cappers have since mocked out how a race could play out by putting Ronaldo’s sprint against Atletico into a split-screen against  Angel David Rodriguez in action.ImageImage

 

Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Manchester on Wednesday night, and Roberto Mancini is threatening to adopt an unorthodox approach to stopping him wreaking havoc at the Etihad Stadium.
Asked how he intended shackling the Real Madrid dangerman’s threat, and preventing him finishing off Manchester City’s slender Champions’ League hopes, Mancini paused for a moment before saying, with a deadpan look: ‘We’ll call the police.’

A smile soon followed, but he was adamant it would be a crime if Real’s former Manchester United forward missed out on FIFA’s backing him for the Ballon D’Or award, even though Lionel Messi appears to be the overwhelming favourite.
The Etihad may not be Ronaldo’s happiest hunting ground, after just one goal in five games there and two red cards in his last three appearances, but Mancini summed up the task facing City by saying: ‘I just hope he can have a bad night on Wednesday because, when you come up against a player who can score one or two goals every game, it is difficult,’ he said.
‘Ronaldo is a top player and he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. He scored so many goals last year, and that helped Real finish above Barcelona in La Liga. He and Messi are the best players in the world, but what he did to make Real champions has to count in his favour.

‘I hope he can have a bad night on Wednesday, but when you come up against a player who can score one or two goals every game, it is difficult.
‘For him, it will be a big occasion, returning to Manchester, but it is an important night for Real as well, because they want to keep progressing towards the second stage.’
Ronaldo scored a late winner when City lost 3-2 at the Bernabeu in the opening game of this season’s Champions League, and Mancini believes that loss was the catalyst for City’s poor form in their next three group games.

‘If we had come back from the Bernabeu with a good result it would have probably changed this group for us,’ he said. ‘It was really disappointing. It’s not easy to play there and in the first half they played better than us, but the match totally changed in the second half and, when you are 2-1 up with three minutes to go, you should be very strong to close the game.
‘I think that we don’t have any chance to go to the second stage, but football is strange. I think for the fans it’s an important game because, three or four years ago, City supporters would want this game and to play in the Champions League against Real and Barcelona. Now it’s an important game and we want to do a good job.’
 

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Iker Casillas has made it clear that he would pick Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona attacker Linel Messi if he had to make a choice between the duo

Jose Mourinho stated after this weekend’s 2-2 Clasico draw that people shouldn’t compare the two as they’re both from another planet, but Casillas has insisted that he prefers the Portugal star over the Argentine forward.
“I’d choose Cristiano over Messi because he’s a player who gives us so much every season and he’s a player I spend time with every day,” Casillas told Cadena Cope. “I know him, know who he is, know how he trains, know what he wants and where he wants to get to.”
The shot-stopper also had his say on the difficult relationship between Sergio Ramos and Jose Mourinho, but refused to side with either of the two parties.
“Whose side was I on? On Sergio’s, supporting a teammate who was going through a hard time. And the boss’ because he’s looking out for the team,” he explained. “It’s not a question of siding with Sergio or the boss but supporting everyone equally.”
Ramos was benched for the Champions League win over Manchester City, but has since returned to the Madrid starting XI again.

If to say Casillas pick Messi over Ronaldo eeehn……

NEW YORK — You may not know this, but rapper Snoop Dogg is an old school soccer fan.

Goal.com caught up with Snoop for a few minutes at a promotional event on Monday night, and the hip-hop legend spit some soccer knowledge when asked about his favorite soccer player: Ronaldo.

“That’s Ronaldo from Brazil from back in the day,” he told Goal.com. “When I first started watching soccer, going to Europe for the first time, he was the one who was the most dynamic to me. I loved the way he played. He played with a lot of style, he was good and he had the different hairstyles. His hair was pretty.”