ferdinand & ronaldoUndoubtedly one of the most attractive clash in the Champions League last 16 is between Real Madrid and Manchester United. First leg in Madrid will be held Wednesday evening at 20:45 CET.

With chances total compromised in Primera Division, Real Madrid’s only remaining chance is winning the Champions League in order not to get a disastrous season. But nor those from Manchester United have not laid down their weapons. Even say do not even think not qualify.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, the match on Wednesday evening will be a special one, and that is because the Portuguese football player will play for the first time against the team that made him famous, after the transfer made in 2009, when the Spaniards paid 80 million pounds.

Rio Ferdinand, captain of Premier League leader, is aware that the duel with Ronaldo and his colleagues will be a hellish one, but expects that the emotional charge will say the word on CR7’s play.

“Obviously, it will be an emotional night for Ronaldo and I hope that these feelings overwhelm him. We will use all our weapons, courage, ambition, value, ability to evolve in games with stakes to qualify. We’ll ruin him.” said Ferdinand for the press in England.

United defender warns that his former colleague is not the only danger of this meeting. “We can block Ronaldo, but they have other players who can make a difference, so we must be very careful and work hard,” concluded Ferdinand.

The two teams have met last time also in Champions League, but in the 2002-2003 season. Then Real has qualified after an amazing 3-4 in Manchester and 3-1 in Madrid.


  1. I still cannot believe Nani received a red card! He had no intentions of hurting the Real player and was just trying to control the ball. I think it is a shame that the referee has such a huge impact in a game which means so much prestige and so much money.