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Franck Ribery Chased Cristiano Ronaldo Down And Planted Him To The Floor With Successful Challenge

Adnan Riaz

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Franck Ribery Chased Cristiano Ronaldo Down And Planted Him To The Floor With Successful Challenge

Franck Ribery rolled back the years as he successfully tracked back against Cristiano Ronaldo and floored him with a fantastic challenge.

The 36-year-old French winger left Bayern Munich at the end of last season and completed a free transfer to Fiorentina in the summer.

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And the Bayern Munich legend proved that age is only a number as he stopped the pacey Ronaldo on the break.

The Juventus superstar, 34, pounced on Ribery's poor headed pass and used his blistering pace as he charged towards the Fiorentina backline.

But Ribery was ready to make amends as he tracked back with Ronaldo and was fortunate enough to see Dalbert's challenge slow down the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star.

Ronaldo was completely unaware of the incoming Ribery, who poked the ball from his feet and sent the five-time Ballon d'Or winner tumbling to the floor.

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso was impressed with the former France international's performance and claimed he was "better than Cristiano Ronaldo."

He told Sky Sport Italia: "And our two Italians, Gaetano Castrovilli and Federico Chiesa, were phenomenal.

"I see this match as like the history of my company Mediacom.

"Juventus had €300m worth of players between transfer fees and salaries, while ours was about €50m, but we still got a point.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"If you give me time, I want to help Fiorentina win something.

"Look at the success we've had over the last two months, we had more season tickets than in the last 30 years.

"We've rebuilt the team and now have a great champion like Ribery, too. If you give us time, we'll one day win games like this."

Juventus dropped points for the first time this season and are now third in Serie A, with Inter Milan top of the table after maintaining their 100 per cent winning start to the campaign.

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Featured Image Credit: Sky Sport Serie A

Topics: Football News, Football, Franck Ribery, Serie A, Juve, old lady, Juventus, Fiorentina, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz
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