Juventus vs Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez revved up to face friend Ronaldo

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Juventus forward Carlos Tevez has said that he is looking forward to coming up against his old pal Cristiano Ronaldo this week, but has insisted that there will be no love lost between the two, according to The Sun.

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The paid lined up alongside each other back in 2008 when they both played for Manchester United, winning the Champions League for the second time.

“I’ve not spoken to Cristiano. This is the Champions League semi-final. I will meet him in the dressing room and we will talk a while, I’m sure — but when the game starts, we are rivals,” he said.

“We won a lot together but it is a semi and he plays for Madrid and I play for Juventus. Our dream is to be in the final and win the trophy.”

Cristiano Ronaldo gave Madridistas a scare over the weekend when he required treatment on a back injury, but he is thought to be fit enough to lead the line once again, while Gareth Bale is also expected to be involved in some capacity again.

Tevez himself has since become a star in Serie A after bringing his tempestuous spell with Manchester City to an end in 2013.

He has scored his way into helping Juve clock up two Serie A titles since his £8m switch, making it four in a row for the club.

“I found the confidence here that the directors, the boss and my team-mates gave me.

“They made me feel important in the squad — and when a player feels important he always tries to give his maximum.”

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