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I think people confuse Ronaldo for Torres...he is the so called best striker in the world but cant score vs a top world class team/defence..and no ben haim vs chelsea is not a world class defence...he is a joke and should wear a liverpool jersey! Torres is only world class and the best vs your boro's and your west hams and when up against united he goes into rio's pocket lmao

Ronaldo does show up for big games...I would like to remind everyone of the Euro 04 where he playd excellently in all games...european championships are all big games...and the world cup too! And most of the time he is double man marked and what can someone do when he is in that position? Ronaldo has done excellently imo and is the best player in the world at the moment!
 

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Well against big teams Ronaldo always gets man and double marked because he is a major threat, and any player marked that tight should obviously dissapear! It doesn't matter how good you are but with 2 or even at times more people on you, the player is bound to seem to dissapear over a long period of time - and Ronaldo is the victim of that. In the Milan clashs last season Gattuso and their lb were both on him. In the FA Cup final Essien and their lb/rb were on him for more than 90 minutes and its tough for a winger who doesn't have that much space to begin with to be double marked for 90 minutes hence he dissapears. Another example can be away at anfield with Mascherano on him like a glove.

The reason why Ronaldo has imporved on that aspect (performing in the big games) this season is because he has become a more complete player. He can score free-kicks, penalties, headers from set peices, move up front as striker and finish one on ones, tap ins, and score long shots because his shooting has improved and that is why now he does certainly delivers and scores in big games! We seriously need to applaud the improvement because before he was just lost with 2 men on him with just small glimpses of his talent but now since he can have an impact from many different areas in the game he does indeed perform. Anyone who says he hasn't improved and still disappears is delousional - eg. scousers. Reason why Torres will always choke vs a world class defence is because he is not so well rounded as Ronaldo in the areas I have mentioned above.

Lets just hope Ronaldo can continue this magnificent form into this crucial part of the season and into Euro 08 and into the Olympics and into next season! lol
 
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