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“Till Cristiano Ronaldo was there, I was a Real Madrid fan”, says Rahul Gandhi

Imphal: While interacting with students in a “Dialogue for Democracy” held in Manipur, Congress president Rahul Gandhi revealed that he is a Cristiano Ronaldo fan. When in a rapid-fire question Gandhi was asked if he is a Barcelona fan or a Real Madrid fan, he replied that he is actually a Juventus fans.

“Between Real Madrid and Barcelona, I am a Real Madrid fan”, the Congress chief said. Rephrasing further he added, “Till Ronaldo was there, I was a Real Madrid fan”.

Real Madrid who have recently a 2-0 victory against Celta Vigo Celta Vigo in the first match of Zinedine Zidane’s second stint as head coach of the Spanish-league powerhouse, have been struggling throughout the season with getting thrashed out of the Champions League in only the Round of 16, a first in recent years.

Zidane, who enjoyed a wildly successful initial tenure as manager of the Blancos from 2016 to 2018 leading them to three consecutive Champions League titles and a La Liga crown, has taken the helm of the club once again towards the end of a highly disappointing 2018-2019 season, Efe news reported.

While Ronaldo has been a player from another planet, notching a hat trick to lead Juventus 3-0 over Atletico Madrid for a 3-2 aggregate victory in their Champions League round-of-16 tie. Atletico, whose Wanda Metropolitano stadium is the venue for this year’s final, had won the first leg 2-0 and took a conservative approach to Tuesday night’s duel at Turin’s Allianz Stadium, where the home side went for goal from the starting whistle.

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