Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez Reportedly Had an Argument over a Pen Drive

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 21: Coach of Real Madrid Rafael Benitez and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid look on during the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes stadium on October 21, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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If the rumours are to be believed, it seems Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafa Benitez had a frayed relationship during the latter's time at Real Madrid earlier this season.

Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu in summer and lasted only a matter of months before being sacked and replaced by Zinedine Zidane in January.

Real Madrid's coach Rafa Benitez (L) watches forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) during a team training session during the International Champions Cup tournament in Melbourne on July 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICT
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And it turns out his relationship with Madrid's star player, three-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, was strained from the beginning, according to El Pais (via Sport), over something as minor as a pen drive.

Reportedly, the Spaniard sent a pen drive to Ronaldo with instructions on how to lose his marker, to which the Portuguese responded: "Tell Benitez that I will get him a pen drive with all my goals on it for him to study."

On this basis, it doesn't come as too much of a surprise that Benitez's time in Madrid was a rocky one.

[Sport]

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