They said they didn't get along, the gesture of Cristiano with Pep Guardiola

The two legends of the game settled any past differences with a nice hug at the Globe Soccer Awards

By Michail-Angelos Grigoropoulos

Pep and Ronaldo have come a long way since then
Pep and Ronaldo have come a long way since then
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The rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid was one of the fiercest battles footballs ever seen. You had two of the best players ever going against each other, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the early stages of the 2010s you had the managerial rivalry of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. Both were considered the best at what they do, and their contrasting personalities and tactics only elevated the rivalry between the two.

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You also had the Spanish teammates putting their nationalistic love aside to go to war against each other with the likes of Casillas and Ramos going up against Puyol and Pique. The two teams were the opposites and in football opposites attract on the pitch and make the most entertaining matches.

And while on the pitch the two clubs hated each other off the pitch, there was more of a respect for each other. Messi and Ronaldo aren’t the best of friends, but they hold a respect for each other, as well as the other players on the pitch. However, that was not always the case between Pep Guardiola and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two legends of the game had a rockier relationship in the early 2010s when they were going to battle against each other. In one El Clasico, Madrid was losing, and tempers were flaring for Los Blancos. The ball rolled up to Pep Guardiola who picked it up, and Ronaldo went to reach it. Pep would flick it away, which would lead to Ronaldo pushing him. That would lead to a fight between the two clubs.

The pair would have one more minor incident when Ronaldo tried to get a handshake with Pep and the manager ignored Ronaldo. Since then, it has been praising between the two legends of the game. Ronaldo has praised City on recent occasions despite his affiliation with United, and as for Pep he calls Ronaldo one of the best talents ever.

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What happened between the two at the Globe Soccer Awards

The two were in attendance for the Globe Soccer Awards and in a sign of mutual respect, they hugged. That ought to squash any rumors.

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