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Nike or Adidas? Xabi Alonso & Cristiano Ronaldo argue during Real Madrid training

Real Madrid prepared for their La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao on Sunday with a training session earlier today.

By all accounts, it was regular fare for Los Blancos, with pictures of Zinedine Zidane joining in with the likes of Luka Modric, Iker Casillas et al.

And, there was a minute’s silence for former Spain coach Luis Aragones who passed away on Saturday morning.

The cameras also focussed in on an argument between Xabi Alonso and Cristiano Ronaldo who chewed the fat on one of the oldest debates in football.

Nike or Adidas?

Of course, bear in mind, that both players are sponsored by the mega sports wear brands. Alonso by Adidas. And, Ronaldo by Nike.

Cristiano Ronaldo: How can you compare Adidas to Nike?

Xabi Alonso: Adidas is history.

Xabi: Nike are basketball shoes

Cristiano Ronaldo: Basketball?

Xabi: Yes

Cristiano Ronaldo: Those boots are best?

Cristiano Ronaldo: Yes

Cristiano Ronaldo: These boots are top for a top player

Xabi: Top but are plastic

Cristiano Ronaldo: Plastic?

Xabi: Yes Plastic

Xabi: Nike football are 3 days

Xabi: Madrid is Adidas. Adidas is 70 years in football, not like nike who have been around 3 days…

B101 Writer