Ronaldo reserves praise for Juventus duo

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo admits Juventus have improved considerably with the partnership of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.

Massimiliano Allegri's side were significantly strengthened in the off-season with the arrivals of Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves – which has led many to consider them as new favorites for the Champions League crown this season.

Ronaldo concedes that the Old Lady's acquisitions are impressive and hopes his former teammate doesn't excel in Europe as it would make Los Blancos' job of defending their title even harder.

"Of course, they have come very far. In recent years, they have played well, and have a strong team, especially at home where they are really hard to beat," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I think it's true," he replied when asked if Argentine duo are the best partnership in world football. 

"I was Higuain’s team-mate, he is a great striker that scores a lot of goals, but at the end of the season, success will be measured according to the number of trophies that he has won. 

"I hope he does not do too well in the Champions League because we want to retain it and become the first to win it two years in a row. Let's say that if Juve win Serie A I would not mind."