By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lancaster University
Tonight there’s a classic European crunch between Real Madrid and AC Milan, the two most successful clubs in the competition promise a truly exhilarating 90 minutes of top quality football. An ecounter of this dimension engages some of the greatest stars onto the historic Bernabeu field where Robinho will aim to haunt his old club, Ronaldinho returning to the ground where he scored one of the best goals in the world and Mesut Ozil will be tyring to score his first European goal. From a managerial point of view, this match is Jose Mourinho’s first real challenge for the Spanish giants.
However, the player to look out for will be Cristiano Ronaldo who has reinvented himself under the Portuguese manager after a disappointing World Cup.
Real Madrid’s most expensive player has been in buzzing form this season scoring 6 goals in 7 league games and assiting on 5 occasions. He also scored in both of Portugal’s last Euro 2012 qualifying victories against Denmark and Iceland. What has been the secret behind his form: The manager? His speed? Maturity? Intelligence? The answer is his consistency.
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