RONALDO ALWAYS WINNER AGAINST BALE
Looking at the records between both players when they have had a face off, Cristiano Ronaldo has always come out winner anytime he met Gareth Bale.
Though both players are team mates now at Real Madrid, both team have met five times in the past and the Portuguese always came out victorious.
As Wales faces Portugal in the semi final of the Euro 2016, both teams are almost at par based on performances at the continental competition so far, but one winner will emerge. The pair has been together for three seasons now since the record breaking move of Bale from Tottenham Hotspurs.
Both stars met in last in 2009 with Cristiano Ronaldo later playing his last season at Old Trafford before his record breaking move to Real Madrid. Manchester United defeated Tottenham 2-1. The Welsh superstar didn’t feature in any of their three meetings against Man United as it was his first season at White Hart Lane. His first meeting against Ronaldo was at the FA Cup fourth round away while on duty for Spurs. Roman Pavlychenko scored for Spurs first in the first five minutes but Paul Scoles equalised and Dimitar Berbatov sank his former club. Neither Bales nor Ronaldo made a real difference in the game.
The second meeting was when the Red Devils defeated Spurs to lift their third League Cup. Goalkeeper Ben Foster was the hero as he saved the penalty kicks of now retired former spurs player David Bentley and that of Jamie O’Hara.
The third meeting was when Man United defeated Tottenham 5-2. Ronaldo scored a controversial penalty while Bale played only four minutes he replaced Luka Modric. The fourth meeting was in 2011 and Real Madrid defeated Spurs 2011 then the fifth when they defeated Spurs at home in the second leg 1-0 with Ronaldo scoring in the 50th minute. While the situations is uniquely different now and now is international football, the game still promises to be a cracker.