Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, who reportedly haven’t spoken for nearly TWO years, locked horns again on Wednesday night as Portugal took on Spain.
The spectacle, which failed to live up to the expectation and ended as a bore 0-0 draw, was a warm up for both sides Nations League qualifiers.
But The Iberian Derby had an extra spice with Ronaldo coming head-to-head with some of his former Real Madrid team-mates, namely his old captain Ramos.
It’s thought that the Juventus forward left the Bernabeu pretty bad terms, having had a fall out over Luka Modric winning the Ballon d'Or in 2018.
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The Croatian bagged the biggest individual award in December of that year, having helped his country to a World Cup final, as well as winning the Champions League along with Ronaldo.
However, according to Marca, Ronaldo did not take kindly to losing the award, and the vast majority Real squad have distanced themselves from the 35-year-old, except Marcelo.
Five-time winner Ronaldo told the Italian press that he believed he should have been walking home with the Golden Ball, but congratulated Modric on his success.
“Of course I'm disappointed, but life goes on and I will continue to work hard,” said the Portuguese.
“On the pitch I've done everything to win the Ballon d'Or, numbers do not lie, but I'm no less happy if I do not win, I have wonderful friends and a family, I play in one of the best clubs.
“Congratulations to Modric, who has earned the award, but next year we will meet again and I will do everything to win the prize again.
“Do you think I'm going home and crying?”
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