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Man City midfielder Rodri: Real Madrid flat without Ronaldo

Manchester City midfielder Rodri says Real Madrid clearly miss Cristiano Ronaldo.

City won in Madrid 2-1 last night for the first-leg of their Champions League round 16 tie.

And Rodri claimed Real are less daunting to face having lost Ronaldo to Juventus.

“Of course you can tell [when someone like Ronaldo is not there]," said Rodri.

“Those kind of players, of which there are basically two in the world, who tip the balance, you notice when they're not there. They're a bit flatter.

“But they have good midfielders and they impose on you more, although in 'arrival' they do less. But they're still a very hard team."

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