Luis Suarez Responds To Cristiano Ronaldo Wanting A Guard Of Honour
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour after claiming the Club World Cup on the weekend, and Luis Suarez has responded to his request.
While Barcelona maintained their blistering La Liga form, Real Madrid were getting their hands on yet another trophy.
Real Madrid beat Brazilian side Gremio 1-0 courtesy of a stunning free-kick from Ronaldo, who wanted their opponents on Saturday to give them a guard of honour.
Ronaldo wheels away in celebration then reacts to the full-time whistle. Images: PA
"It would be nice and I would like Barcelona to make for us the guard of honour," Ronaldo said after winning more silverware with his side in Abu Dhabi.
Though the five-time Ballon d'Or winner won't get his wish as confirmed by Barcelona's director Guillermo Amor: "In this club, the guard of honor is usually made when we participate in the Champions League or La Liga... and this is not the case."
That's what the big wigs at the club think, but what about the players?
Well, Suarez has since responded to Ronaldo.
"That guard of honour is a new thing for me since arriving in Spain. I know it is said that in the rules if you are also in that competition which your opponent won, then you do it as a sign of respect.
Suarez gestures after scoring before celebrating with his teammates. Images: PA
"But on this occasion, we had nothing to do with the Club World Cup so we don't have to do it. That's the decision the club made," the Uruguayan added who bagged a brace over the weekend against Deportivo La Coruna.
No guard of honour it is then.
Meanwhile, after extending their lead at the top of the table, Barcelona travel to the Santiago Bernabeu for the El Clasico.
Saturday afternoon can't come soon enough.
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