Internet Rejoices as Cristiano Ronaldo Meets His Match in the Form of Kolo Toure

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterNovember 5, 2014

Ladbrokes @Ladbrokes

Kolo Toure's after-party still going strong this morning after keeping Ronaldo in his back pocket last night... https://t.co/IqtAt8bMW8 #LFC

Before Tuesday night's game against Liverpool, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in 12 successive games. 

However, Ronaldo did not previously come up against Kolo Toure, the cult hero who made a surprise start for the Reds at the Bernabeu for the Champions League clash.

Real went on to win the match 1-0 thanks to a Karim Benzema goal, but Toure still went on to produce a man-of-the-match performance in a losing effort.

The Internet was suitably impressed, with a series of hilarious tweets and memes celebrating the Ivorian's performance quickly posted:   

Kolo Toure has been arrested for attempting to leave Madrid with £80 million in his pocket pic.twitter.com/Bs79k2GrRP

— Red Army (@LiamLFCButler) November 5, 2014

Who is The Best Player in the World? Retweet For Kolo Toure Fav For Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/QV5QMwrk3j

— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) November 5, 2014

PMSL #kolotoure #CR7 #raul #RMALIV #UCL #LFC pic.twitter.com/T9zaD5vc1c

— #F1 & Footy humour (@lauheart19) November 5, 2014

Kolo Toure be like to Ronaldo #LFC pic.twitter.com/ehzXBKfQwg

— Optimist LAD (@OptimistLad) November 4, 2014

kolo toure today,... pic.twitter.com/GlOvwLSJ8k

— Ibn Abdulhayy (@Ibn_Abdulhayy) November 4, 2014

MISSING: Cristiano Ronaldo - last seen in Kolo Toure's back pocket. pic.twitter.com/0hV81HnvGj

— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) November 4, 2014

And it wasn't just Ronaldo who was shut out by Toure:

Who cost their team €70m only to get mugged off by Kolo Toure? pic.twitter.com/kIXFZ4DhSV

— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) November 4, 2014

Kolo even showed he could do some damage if allowed to go farther forward:

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score last night for the 1st time since August. Kolo Toure, you're the man: http://t.co/HyC4ThK65M

— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) November 5, 2014

Altogether now, "Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo, KOLO TOURE!"


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