Mad-cap Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued his duel with Cristiano Ronaldo by sending the Real Madrid star a ‘Dare To Zlatan’ t-shirt as a birthday present.
The PSG forward sent the cheeky present, covered in exclusive Ibrahimovic wrapping paper, to Ronaldo on his 29th birthday and tweeted: ‘Happy birthday @Cristiano. I have sent your new favourite outfit in the post.’
Ronaldo was pleased to receive the surprise gift and quipped: ‘Thank you for the birthday present @Ibra_official. It will look better on me than you though.’
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The Swedish striker famously claimed the World Cup in Brazil this summer wouldn’t be worth watching after a Ronaldo-inspired Portugal beat Sweden in a play-off.
Ibrahimovic later told Ronaldo he could have the Ballon d’Or, the award given to the player voted the best in the world, because ‘I know I am the best’.
Ronaldo, who shares the same birthday as Barcelona forward Neymar, Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, enjoyed a mixed day as he was handed a three-match ban just hours before helping Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory against Atletico Madrid in the King’s Cup semi-final first leg.
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Ronaldo received a three-match ban following his sending-off in Sunday’s Primera Division draw with Athletic Bilbao.
The newly-crowned FIFA Ballon d’Or winner was given a one-match suspension for the straight red card and handed a further two-match ban for a gesture he made as he left the field.
Ronaldo is now set to miss the league matches against Villarreal, Getafe and Elche, although Madrid have 10 days to appeal against the decision.
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Head case: Ronaldo was sent off against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday
Ronaldo was dismissed in the 75th minute of the 1-1 draw at San Mames following an off-the-ball incident first involving Athletic captain Carlos Gurpegi and then home midfielder Ander Iturraspe.
The former Manchester United man was pushed by Gurpegi after appealing for a handball in the area and responded by brushing his hand into the Athletic man’s face.
Gurpegi tumbled to the turf and a melee between the teams ensued with Ronaldo and Iturraspe confronting each other.