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Buffon has his say on Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Real Madrid v Juventus

Full of praise

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been talking about Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his final meeting with the Bernabeu star.

The Italian goalkeeper will hang up his boots at the end of the season after a long and illustrious career.

The Juventus legend has won the World Cup with Italy and everything he possibly can in his homeland.

Though, there is one trophy that still illudes him in football and that comes in the form of the Champions League.

Now, this is the final chance for him to win the trophy but his side must go through Real Madrid to complete the set.

Gianluigi Buffon post Juventus 1 - Real Madrid 4

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That will be no easy task after the Bernabeu side dispatched of the Italians with ease in the final last year.

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Though, there is one man that will worry Buffon and he is Cristiano Ronaldo.

‘He is lethal, everything he does is at 100 percent and in front of the goal he is an assassin,’ Buffon said during a Facebook stream.

‘Over time he has learned how to improve himself as an athlete. As a player, he spends less energy with respect to what he did previously. 

‘I admire him a lot because he is a pragmatic person, lucid in everything he does and what he says.

‘I think that in recent years he has shown that he is very intelligent because he has changed his way of playing.’ 

Real Madrid player clarifies comment claiming Messi is better than Ronaldo

While Buffon is clearly a fan of Ronaldo, one other player might not be.

That is because he claimed this week that Lionel Messi was better than his Real Madrid teammate.

Now the player has released a statement claiming why he suggested the Argentine was better.

Click here to find out what he had to say.