Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and the Portuguese international has broken numerous goal scoring records over the years.
Aside from being Madrid’s all-time leading scorer, Ronaldo has also notched the most Champions League goals in history – ahead of Barcelona rival and fellow global superstar Lionel Messi.
Nevertheless, Ronaldo has just turned 33 and with only eight league goals to his name this season many are suggesting that the former Manchester United man is on the wane.
Responding to questions ahead of his side’s upcoming Champions League clash with Madrid, PSG hotshot Mbappe dismissed claims of a Ronaldo decline before warning of his threat in front of goal.
"Ronaldo is not in decline," Mbappe told Marca. "If he is in decline, then there are many more players who are facing the same plight. Cristiano is a great player and hopefully he remains calm against us."
"We will prepare for the game by paying attention to their strengths. And Cristiano is one of his strengths in the team."
Ronaldo has scored a total of 426 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions, and since his arrival he hasn’t gone a season without netting at least 30 goals with his record standing at 61 strikes in a single campaign.
Los Blancos are currently way off the pace in La Liga and out of the Copa Del Rey, meaning the Champions League is their last hope for silverware in 2018 and PSG stand in their way.
With Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani leading the line, the French league leaders will arguably head into the clash as favourites, but Ronaldo has a habit of turning up for the big games and it would be foolish to write him off.
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