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That’s according to Juve general manager Luciano Moggi who reckons the Portuguese is still top dog despite his advancing years.

Juve and Inter Milan locks horns tonight – and Ronaldo and Icardi look set to be the stars of the show.

Icardi has bagged eight Serie A goals this season. Ronaldo has scored 10.

“Honestly, I think there is no comparison,” Moggi told Calciomeracto. “Icardi is a great player, but Ronaldo is a champion.”

Inter Milan are third in Serie A this season.

Juve, however, are already running away with this title.

The Old Lady are a hefty eights points clear of Napoli in second spot.

Moggi says he expects a close clash tonight though.

“It will be a hard-fought challenge, no matter what it is,” he added.

“If we look at the standings and what has been done so far it is impossible not to say Juventus, but the challenge is in the balance,

“I think I can draw a tie.

“Inter focuses a lot on the team, on the collective, while Juventus has some individualities that can decide the match.

“Ronaldo on all, but also Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, they can hurt at any moment.

“The Nerazzurri defense, if they can stop them, Inter can come out unscathed from the stadium.”

Ronaldo was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or this season.

His former Real team-mate Luka Modric scooped the prestigious award.

Ronaldo’s manager at Juventus – Massimiliano Allegri – says the Portuguese will bounce back.

“It’s too bad, Ronaldo certainly deserved it with Real,” Allegri said at the Gala Sports Awards.

“Modric winning it will be a motivation.

“He’ll want to do better and win his sixth ballon d’or with Juventus next year.

“CR7 is a model to all footballers.

“Even with all his success and at 33 years old he still focuses on each detail.

“His talents alone don’t account for him being on his level.

“He is a likable guy and he has joined into the group well, and raised our level of professionalism, which is always a part of Juventus.”



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