Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a living football god after his stunning performance for Juventus in their last 16 tie with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Ronaldo and Ferdinand were teammates at Manchester United before the former left Old Trafford for Spain.
The Portuguese national team skipper signed for Real Madrid in 2009 after the Spaniards paid a then world-record fee of £80m to secure his transfer from Manchester United.
While reacting to his performance against Atletico Madrid on BT Sport, Rio Ferdinand called Ronaldo a living football god.
Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly dragged Juventus into the quarterfinals after he scored a treble to give the Italians a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their last 16 tie.
His performance was remarkable after Juventus were written off because of their first leg deficit.
The Italian Serie A giants were beaten 2-0 by Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano last month.
The three goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo took his Champions League tally to 124.
No one has scored more than the Portuguese attacker in the competition.
His treble against the Rojiblancos took him to level with fierce rival Lionel Messi as regards the most hattrick scored in the Champions League (8).