What was all that noise last week about Ronaldo and Higuain falling out with one another?
Just days after Real Madrid’s two top scorers reportedly where at each others throats following Los Blancos’ upsetting Champions League exit to Lyon (see here), the twosome were signing off the same hymn-sheet on Sunday night as they conspired to rip Valladolid to shreds in a 4-1 away win.
Ronaldo was simply awesome. The world’s most expensive football opened the scoring with a trademark tomahawk free-kick that, helped by a gentle deflection, tore into the top corner with home keeper Justo Villar left standing statuesque.
With a taste for goals in his mouth, Ronaldo then spent the rest of the match terrorising the home defence, while contributing two assists for forward Higuain, who in turn went on to score a hat-trick.
Along with Leo Messi and Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo proved once again this weekend that he is part of the golden triumvirate of footballers who are head and shoulders above everyone else in world football.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s showreel against Valladolid can be seen here.
Ronaldinho’s slowdown in form, as was in evidence against Manchester United in the Rossoneri’s Champions League exit, was again on show as AC Milan edged Chievo on Sunday night courtesy of a last-gasp wonder-strike from Clarence Seedorf.
The buck-toothed wonder had some success running at Sardo and Luciano down the Chievo right hand side, but Dinho’s final ball was lacking all evening as he appearing to misplace his shooting boots. The number 80 repeatedly dragged a couple of shots wide of the target as well as missing wit a header at the start of the second half. But for all the negative criticism of Ronaldinho’s performance, he was still Milanâ€™s main create output once more.
Ronaldinho’s highlights against Chievo can be watched here.