Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos set differences aside after Portugal’s stalemate with Spain as former Real Madrid team-mates ‘speak for first time in two years following fallout from Luka Modric winning Ballon d’Or’
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos had reportedly not spoken for years
- They fell out over Ronaldo’s reaction to Luka Modric’s Ballon d’Or win
- But former team-mates made amends after Spain’s 0-0 draw with Portugal
- Ramos posted a snap of himself with Ronaldo and Pepe in the dressing room
The fallout was reportedly due to Ronaldo’s reaction to Luka Modric winning the Ballon d’Or ahead of him in 2018, but it seems bridges have been built.
Sergio Ramos posted this image of himself with former Real Madrid team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) and Pepe (right) after reports that he had not spoken to the forward in years
The veteran defender shared a snap on his social media of himself with Ronaldo and fellow former Real man Pepe in the dressing room after the stalemate.
He wrote: ‘We’re still around… and there’s more to come! Happy to see you, my friends.’
Ramos held up Ronaldo’s shirt for the picture, which was signed, and the trio had their arms around each other.
Ronaldo’s relationship with his former Real team-mates was reported to have soured when Modric picked up the Ballon d’Or, preventing him from winning it for a sixth time.
Spain’s friendly with Portugal was the first time in two years both men were face-to-face
The forward and defender won 15 trophies together during their nine years as team-mates
He told Italian press: ‘Of course I’m disappointed, but life goes on and I will continue to work hard,
‘On the pitch I’ve done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, numbers do not lie, but I’m no less happy if I do not win, I have wonderful friends and a family, I play in one of the best clubs.
‘Congratulations to Modric, who has earned the award, but next year we will meet again and I will do everything to win the prize again.
‘Do you think I’m going home and crying?’
Portugal’s stalemate with Spain was the first time Ronaldo and Ramos had come face to face since the forward’s departure to Juventus and it seems they have let bygones be bygones.
Ramos was unhappy at Ronaldo’s reaction to Luka Modric beating him to the Ballon d’Or