In his most recent Champions League XI, Real Madrid icon Roberto Carlos chose Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo above Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has a fantastic Champions League record, having won the prestigious trophy five times, four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United. During his phenomenal time at Barcelona, Messi has won the trophy four times.
Despite the fact that Carlos has never played alongside Ronaldo, he has put the Portuguese legend ahead of Messi in his finest Champions League XI. The Brazilian revealed his decision to Sport Bible.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Former Real Madrid President, Admits Ahead of Champions League Final “Cristiano epitomises the Champions League and modern football in its purest form,” he remarked. “We’re only going to have one Cristiano.”
Given his ties to Los Blancos, it was unsurprising that Madrid’s history and present dominated the XI. Iker Casillas, Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Casemiro, and Zinedine Zidane were among the players who agreed to work together.
Cristiano Ronaldo is understood to have been disappointed with the declining standard in facilities at both Carrington and Old Trafford since he returned, with the hazardous swimming pools his biggest gripe.
Carlos’ ultimate Champions League XI is as follows: Cafu, Fernando Hierro, Fabio Cannavaro, Marcelo; Fernando Redondo, Casemiro, Zinedine Zidane; Francesco Totti, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo. Iker Casillas; Cafu, Fernando Hierro, Fabio Cannavaro, Marcelo; Fernando Redondo, Casemiro, Zinedine Zidane; Francesco Totti, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo