Simeone-Ronaldo, a lifetime of rivalry

The
Atlético de Madrid
has in his hand to raise a title of The league seven years after the last time. The team trained by Diego
Simeone will be measured at a Real Valladolid which is headed by one of the legends of world football. We talk about Ronaldo
Nazario.

Whoever was a forward of the Brazilian team or the Real Madrid, will be the last obstacle for the Cholo raise a new title. A new episode in a lifelong rivalry. First on the field, on the grass, now with each one from their respective responsibilities. Simeone as a coach, Ronaldo as agent. And it is that both know each other perfectly because in addition to being historical rivals, they were also partners in the Inter de Milan.

On the lawn, the Cholo was measured up to 10 times at Ronaldo, either with the Argentine with the shirt of the Atlético de Madrid, with that of the Lazio, or with that of Argentina. For his part, the Brazilian, with that of Barça, Real Madrid, Inter and Brazil. Always matches of maximum rivalry. Madrid derby, the ‘Classicfrom America, duels in the A series for the title…




Simeone, with Inter Milan.

The balance as footballers was not especially conducive to the Cholo. In the Athletic, three games, two against him Barça and one against him Real Madrid, in that second stage, with three defeats, and three exhibitions of the ‘Phenomenon’, six goals in the three games.

In the Lazio, a single match against Ronaldo, with victory for him Cholo 4-2 against Inter de Milan. By the way, game that was worth almost the Scudetto to the Cholo and where you marked. And with the national team, between officials and friendlies, six games, with four victories for Brazil and two for Argentina.

In total, in their duels on the grass, ten clashes, seven victories for Ronaldo and only three for him Cholo.

MEMORIES OF RONALDO

But they were not only rivals, they were also teammates at Inter Milan, when the Cholo He signed for the Lombard team. The now mattress coach spent two seasons with him Inter before leaving for him Lazio. In his stage in the Inter, the former Argentine national team player had 85 matches in all competitions in which he scored 14 goals and provided a total of six assists for his teammates.

Ronaldo, celebrating a goal with Inter Milan.


Ronaldo, celebrating a goal with Inter Milan.

A few months ago, Simeone he remembered how incredible it was to share a dressing room with him. “Ronaldo he was probably one of the best teammates I had as a player. I’m pretty sure I enjoyed Ronaldo at his best. He was strong, healthy, and without all the knee problems that he endured afterward. And at his age, that made him a completely extraordinary player “, recalled the Cholo.