Cristiano Ronaldo is largely regarded as one of the best footballers of all-time and his incredible goal record of over 700 throughout his career would suggest he’s got the best out of many an opponent over the course of it.
Still, one opponent to have left a mark on the Juventus superstar is a certain Ashley Cole. Indeed, Ronaldo told Coach Mag (via Sky Sports) back in 2016 that the Englishman was one of his toughest opponents and that the former Arsenal ace does ‘not give you a second to breathe’.
Cole – who won pretty much every major trophy available to him as a Blue – was also part of a defence that limited the Portuguese to just one goal (albeit in a Champions League final) in 15 games against the west London giants, per Transfermarkt.
Chelsea’s official Twitter account decided to relive one of the games where Cole marked him ahead of the two sides meeting in the Carabao Cup tomorrow night, and some of the replies from Chelsea fans are brilliant.
Ronaldo is just too weak😂😂
— Teddy James (@TeddyJa89613231) October 28, 2019
The best left back in world football ever💙
— Shubham Shah (@Shu_07_bham) October 28, 2019
He made CR ask to be subbed off 😭
— Eric (@EricCartman069) October 28, 2019
Pretty much every time we played them 😏
— Jon (@amplecltd) October 28, 2019
The GOAT 🐐 and Ronaldo
— Wahab🏅 (@habby_ay) October 28, 2019
He’s always had Ronaldo I’m his pocket 😏
— Alvin_AKA🦖WingZero🦖 (@ChipmunkCFC) October 28, 2019
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