Cristiano Ronaldo named alongside Messi in 'Galaxy XI'

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest player selected as part of the 'Galaxy XI' assembled with the objective of 'saving the world'.

28-year-old Ronaldo has joined the likes of rival Lionel Messi, Real teammate Iker Casillas, German starlet Mario Gotze and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as part of Franz Beckenbauer's side to beat the aliens and save earth from their threat.

It's not real of course (at least we hope not), rather part of a clever if somewhat surprisingly extravagant marketing campaign from South Korean giants Samsung that has certainly caught people's attention.

Ronaldo, who of course joined the La Liga giants from Manchester United for a then world-record fee in 2009, will hope that such important duties do not distract too much from his day job - with the small matter of Real's season and his own 2013 Ballon d'Or award chances at stake.

Real Madrid currently sit third in the La Liga table, three points behind first-placed Barcelona and cross-city rivals Atletico. 

Carlo Ancelotti's men, who topped Champions League Group B after an unbeaten campaign that saw them score the more goals than any other team across the competition, will find out their last 16 opponents of this year's tournament when the draw commences on Monday.

Ronaldo's selection for the Galaxy XI was announced in a video from Samsung Mobile - in which the Portuguese is filmed showing off his talents during an improvised game of volleyball before being approached by two mysterious men - which you can see above.

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