His stunning exploits have prompted much debate about where the Portuguese ranks among the pantheon of great players to have represented Madrid.
"There are many people who remember Di Stefano, it is normal - many people, and I am one of them, will now remember Cristiano with this club".
Di Stefano changed the history of football, as well as that of Madrid. "Comparisons are pointless", Sanchis told Goal. To do this, we will be playing a tight game and hope to do the impossible. He was my idol when I was young.
"There are a lot of people who rise to the top of their field but Ronaldo seems to thrive as the more important a game gets, the better he plays", said former England global Hargreaves, likening the Los Blancos leader's impact to his current manager Zinedine Zidane. We've seen the Bernabeu give standing ovations for Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti when they have come and made their last appearance there.
The same sources in Brazil also state that Madrid are still hopeful of arranging a similar deal with Fluminense for 18-year-old midfielder Wisney.
"But it's also about where and when it happens: against Juventus, against Buffon, and with Juventus pushing and losing 0-1 on the scoreboard".
"Whenever we start a season we aim to win everything, this year has not been the best, we had trouble scoring, but today we are better in every aspect, there is no explanation for this", he said.
"If we put in a great performance and we are focussed throughout the match we have a good chance of battling through, but we must keep that idea in mind".
Juventus coach, Massimilano Allegri has said his team will have to cancel out the 3-0 loss in the first leg of the Champions League in Turin to turn the tide around in Spain.
In the round of 16 the Blancos took down Paris Saint-Germain, a club who have failed to achieve European success in recent seasons despite massive investment from their owners. It's true that Madrid is only a Champions League elimination away from being back in a full-blown crisis because it lies fourth in La Liga and is not in the Spanish Cup final.