Juventus and former Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted that he would like to face his former club in Champions League final this season.
The Portuguese international, who spent nine memorable years in Los Blancos before moving to Juventus in 2018, says he would prefer to avoid Real Madrid during the last 16 knockout stages and face them later in the finals.
Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia: “Real are an extraordinary team, but if you ask me, I’d rather face them later.
“In the final? I would sign up now to meet them in the final.”
Ronaldo also gave updates about his injury which affected his performances in November.
“I feel good, the physical problems I had have passed.
“It was four weeks that I was playing with a little pain, but now I’m fine.
“The team is doing well, we played very well in the second half [against Leverkusen], we are first in the group, things improved for me too, I have more confidence. I hope to continue like this.”
Ronaldo scored during Juve’s win against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.
The five-time Ballon D’Or winner also expressed his delight in playing alongside the two Argentine strikers on Wednesday, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.
“Whether I play with Dybala or Higuain it is great.
“I like playing with both of them, we have a lot of fun on the pitch, but the coach is the one who makes the decisions and we must respect them.
“But I can’t deny that we have a lot of fun.”
Juve finished top of Group D while Real finished second behind PSG in Group A. Both Italian and Spanish giants have qualified for the last 16 in 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League.