Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has branded former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano a CHEAT.

The former Manchester United ace was disgusted by Barcelona's antics over the two legs of their Champions League defeat.

Ronaldo steamed into Mascherano, perpetrator of a couple of extravagant dives last night.

Ronaldo said: "Mascherano wasn't like this at Liverpool. He learned all his cheating tricks at Barcelona."

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