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Salah and I should not be compared, says Real Madrid star Ronaldo

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 24 May 2018
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shows Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) during an UEFA Champions League football match on May 1, 2018 in Madrid, and Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah during an English Premier League match in Liverpool on December 26, 2017. Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC will play the UEFA Champions League final football match in Kiev on May 26, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo refused to be compared with Liverpool's star Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah before the two face off in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, saying that he is completely different from any other player.

"Not really, he is completely different. He plays with the left, [and] I play with the right." the 33-year-old Portuguese international told the BT Sport channel.

"I am tall; he is a little bit shorter. I play with the head. We are completely different," Ronald said.

"People want to compare me with other players. I am different than anyone. Salah is different than anyone -- we are different," the Real Madrid star said.

Ronaldo, who won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award four times, is bidding for a UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid this season after losing the Spain La liga to arch-rivals Barcelona.

This year, the 25-year-old Salah played the best season ever played by an Egyptian in the English Premier League, scoring 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions.

The Pharaoh star has clinched all individual titles in the Premier League, including Player of the Year and the Golden Boot, and will get the chance to add to that tally in Saturday's game.

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