Modified 13 Feb 2020, 12:30 IST
The Coppa Italia semi-final between Milan and Juventus will pit two of the best goalscorers of the fashionable period in opposition to one another.
Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo are set to resume acquaintances when San Siro performs host to Thursday’s first leg.
Both Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo are within the latter phases of their careers, however the prospect of them sharing the pitch nonetheless provides an additional layer of intrigue to the event.
Here we glance again on the earlier conferences between two of world soccer’s most feared finishers.
2009: Inter 0-0 Manchester United, Manchester United 2-0 Inter
Ronaldo bought the higher of Ibrahimovic and Inter within the final 16 of the Champions League as, after a goalless draw at San Siro within the first leg, the Portugal nice headed United’s second objective of the return to safe their development.
2009: Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid
Ibrahimovic left Inter for Barca on the finish of the 2008-09 season, whereas Ronaldo made a then world-record transfer to Madrid following United’s Champions League ultimate loss to the Blaugrana. CR7 would once more be pissed off by Barca as Ibrahimovic wrote his identify into Clasico folklore with an outstanding far-post volley from Dani Alves’ completely positioned right-wing cross.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 17, 2018
2010: Real Madrid 2-0 Milan, Milan 2-2 Real Madrid
Though Ibrahimovic lasted just one season at Camp Nou, he renewed acquaintances with Ronaldo within the Champions League group phases. Ronaldo set in movement a victory for Madrid on the Santiago Bernabeu with a low free-kick from the sting of the realm, however each gamers have been held in verify at San Siro in an entertaining draw.
2013: Portugal 1-0 Sweden, Sweden 2-3 Portugal
The second leg of the World Cup qualifying play-off between Sweden and Portugal proved unquestionably the most effective encounter that includes Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic to date, as they every delivered their greatest with a spot in Brazil on the road.
Ronaldo earned Portugal a 1-Zero benefit within the first leg, and seemed to have given them full command of the tie 5 minutes into the second half in Solna. Ibrahimovic, although, turned the tie round with a headed equaliser adopted by a rasping free-kick, just for Ronaldo to have the ultimate say by fantastically ending off a counter after which emphatically changing from Joao Moutinho’s throughball.
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) November 19, 2019
2015: Paris Saint-Germain 0-0 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
The most up-to-date conferences between the 2 featured no such fireworks as Madrid and PSG largely cancelled one another out throughout two Champions League group stage encounters, with Nacho scoring the objective that in the end proved decisive in Los Blancos topping the group.
Published 13 Feb 2020, 12:30 IST
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