5 Defenders Who Have Shackled Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

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5 Defenders Who Have Shackled Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
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It isn't easy to stop Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid and Portuguese international winger is one of the fastest players in the game, able to cover the length of the pitch in a flash to finish off a counter-attacking move.

In the early stages of his career he was guilty of over-elaboration—two step-overs are just as effective as 20. But Ronaldo has tamed his exuberant streak and honed an element of his overall game that used to exasperate teammates as often as it confused opponents.

Today, the full complement of Ronaldo's tricks, flicks and feints makes him one of the most feared attackers in the world.

However, he does occasionally find himself banging his head against a defensive wall.

And not all of them employ the tactics of David Navarro to stop the flying Portuguese winger in his tracks.

(Even after that clash, Ronaldo managed to bag a goal.)

Here are five recent games where Real's star player has been brought back down to Earth.  

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