Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to add to his goal tally against fierce rivals Barcelona this Sunday while wearing a pair of these newly-unveiled Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware boots.
talkSPORT claim these are a polished version of the black boots Ronaldo wore earlier this season - and it’s safe to say the Portuguese superstar won’t go unnoticed at the Camp Nou this weekend.
The boots are very Ronaldo - flashy, over-the-top, a little ridiculous - but Real Madrid fans won’t care what he’s wearing on his feet as long as he scores the goals to earn Los Blancos a precious victory over the Catalan giants.
Huge match for Real Madrid
It’s a huge match for Real Madrid, whose form has taken a nose-dive since the start of the year.
Currently second in La Liga, Carlo Ancelotti’s side can leapfrog Barcelona back into pole position by securing all three points over their fierce domestic rivals.
Much has changed since October
Real Madrid recorded a 3-1 win when the two sides last went head-to-head in October. Neymar put Barcelona in front inside the first five minutes, but goals from Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema sealed the points for Ancelotti’s men.
Much has changed since then; Barcelona have lost just one of their previous 17 fixtures and will be hoping to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals by seeing off Manchester City this evening.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is no longer a coach under pressure, but his Real Madrid counterpart most certainly is.
Ancelotti likely to be sacked
Recent reports in Spain have stated that one more mistake - meaning a horror show against Barcelona this weekend - will convince Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sack the Italian.
Perez called an unscheduled press conference last Thursday to deny these rumours, but there’s a growing feeling that Ancelotti will leave the Bernabeu this summer unless he can deliver the Spanish league title and the Champions League for the second year in a row.
Embarrassment in the Clasico could see him dismissed as early as Monday morning, despite what the unconvincing Perez may have claimed last week.
Ronaldo under pressure this weekend
Ronaldo, meanwhile, will be under pressure to show that he is still a team player after his laughable theatrics against Levante last weekend.
But he will inevitably put himself under even more pressure to take centre stage by scoring the goals which earn Real Madrid all three points.
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner has 12 more league goals than Lionel Messi back in December - and now he has two fewer.
He doesn’t need any more encouragement to try his hardest on Sunday, but it’s Messi’s Barcelona who head into the match as favourites.
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