Ronaldo ‘would love’ CR7 partnership

Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has admitted that he “would love” to play alongside his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Brazil legend, who scored 83 goals in 127 for Los Blancos between 2002 and 2007, returned to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to watch his old club defeat Malaga 3-1, with the No 7 scoring his side’s third and final goal.

“I feel at home here [at the Santiago Bernabeu], even though I don’t visit as much as I’d like. I love being around the fans I spent so many years with,” he told reporters afterwards.

“[The title race] between Barcelona and Madrid will go down to the wire.

“[The Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid] will be a very interesting game. [Madrid] are playing at home and I think they’ll progress.

“If [Fort Lauderdale Strikers] reach the [NASL] playoffs then I might give it a go, but I’d have to train very hard. My time has [probably] passed.

“We lost against [Raul Gonzalez’s] team, but it was fun to see him again and chat for a little while.

“It’s great to highlight how many goals that [both CR7 and Lionel Messi] have scored. I enjoy seeing them play.

“I’d love to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo [in today’s football]. Although it’s no longer possible, it’d be spectacular.”

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