Man City’s Aleksandar Kolarov ready for Cristiano Ronaldo test

Aleksandar Kolarov is relishing the prospect of playing against Cristiano Ronaldo when Manchester City take on Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo netted 46 league goals for Real last season Photo: Soccer.ru, via Wikimedia

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Aleksandar Kolarov insists he is relishing the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo when Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage.

The English and Spanish champions are set to go head-to-head at the Bernabeu on Tuesday in the first round of Group D fixtures.

Kolarov believes that Ronaldo’s history with Manchester United will only fuel his desire to net against Roberto Mancini’s men – but the full-back is looking forward to playing against the Portugal captain.

“He [Ronaldo]’s a special player – with Messi he is the best player in the world,” Kolarov told the Daily Star.

“So to play against someone like that will be a big test. He played for Man United too so he will want to score against us.

“But I’ll be confident, because City can go to Madrid with confidence. It should be a great night for the club.”

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