Rio Ferdinand calls Ronaldo the GOAT: Following the brace at the AFC Champions League for Al Nassr on October 24, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand hailed Ronaldo as the greatest of all time. In the match, which happened in Al Nassr’s Al-AWWAL PARK Stadium, the hosts claimed a 4-3 thrilling win. Apart from Cristiano’s double, ex-Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and Al Nassr’s Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca have also found the net.
What Happened in the Match?
Talica opened the deadlock in the 25th minute, converting a brilliant backheel pass from Ronaldo. Till the break, the score remained the same, but 11 minutes later, Sadio Mane found the net to make it 2-0. Five minutes later, it was time for the GOAT’s magic as Ronaldo curled a leftie from outside the box, a goal of beauty that proclaimed that the 38-year-old still had it in him.
When it all seemed like a cruise control win for the Yellow Army, ex-Liverpool and Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho decided to showcase his talents by scoring two goals in six minutes, and the fear of uncertainty rose on the faces of Al Nassr fans in the stadium. But again, you can always count on Ronaldo, as the big game player scored his second, a beautiful volley converted from a very difficult angle, another world-class goal.
As per the Rio Ferdinand calls Ronaldo the GOAT, Michael Olunga made it 4-3 for the visitors, but it was too late for a comeback.
Rio Ferdinand calls Ronaldo the GOAT
Following his magnificent goals, Ronaldo shared a post on Instagram congratulating his team. Below that, the former ManU defender Rio Ferdinand came up with the comment, calling Ronaldo the ‘GOAT’. Rio and Ronaldo had shared the pitch for over 200 matches in Ronaldo’s first spell at United.
After the defeat, Al-Duhail Manager Christophe Galtier came up praising the great.
“When you face Ronaldo, there isn’t much you can do,” Galtier continued. “Best in the world.
He scored two beautiful goals. I’m at a loss for words to describe him. What he did today is extraordinary for a 38-year-old. He’s still the best player in the world.” Let’s check out more about “Rio Ferdinand calls Ronaldo the GOAT”.