MSN, BBC, we’ve all heard the acronyms. And, to be honest, those chaps setting all these records and creating the headlines is getting a bit boring. So, once in a blue moon, and a very rare blue moon at that, that they do ‘nothing’ and it’s pretty breaking news.
This week in La Liga, the six men set a new record; all started for their respective clubs, and not one of the lads found the net. Divert the search party away from Paul Pogba, the Los Blancos and Catalans have a crises in Spain.
Over in Madrid, Ronaldo was too tied up at the hairdressers. Gareth Bale was still in France, struggling to let Euro 2016 ‘go’. And Benzema, well, the less said about the Frenchman the better.
In Barcelona, Neymar was apparently busy trying to start a career in music. Lionel Messi was at the local vet, with the Argentine trying to stop his dog from growing. And Suarez was just finishing up on the film set of Narcos.
With the Real Madrid trio failing to find the net, Los Blancos fell short of setting a new Spanish record of 17 wins in a row. Zinedine Zidane’s side were held in 1-1 draw with the Yellow Submarines, Villarreal. Just goes to show, Real Madrid are average without the three firing.
Have a look at Ronaldo’s ultimate XI…
GK) Gianluigi Buffon
Selected by just about all legends, nowadays. Image Source: Casw
You simply can not argue against the Brazilian. Don't think we'll ever see a better right-back in the game.
LB) Paolo Maldini
To have a player who could play as solidly at left-back and centre-back as Maldini, means the AC Milan bloke deserves a slot in any ultimate XI. Image Source: Lisimg
CB) Fabio Cannavaro
As a defender, to win the Ballon d'Or in 2006, highlights just how good the Italian was.
LB) Roberto Carlos
As well as a being a top defender, the Brazilian could hit a free-kick like nobody's business... "And it's Carlossssssssss"
CM) Zinedine Zidane
The most elegant and graceful player, ever. Delighted to see the Frenchman do well in management.
CM) Andrea Pirlo
Italian magician, makes Paul Scholes passing look like he's on a par with Joe Hart.
RW) Diego Maradona
Maverick, renegade and world-class. Would feature in most legends XI.
LW) Lionel Messi
A total of 1088 goals in 1115 club games, I couldn't care less where the Santos striker did it... that's enough to get you into any XI.
If I was as good as the ex-Real man, I would 100% include myself. Pure class, tore up the international and club scene anywhere the no. 9 went.