That was twelve years ago now, way back in 2006 when Italy won the World Cup after Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi.
"As for Cristiano, he is a monster".
However, even Ronaldo's most passionate supporters will admit that his conversion rate from free-kicks has declined in recent years and the fear factor of old is starting to fizzle out. We take too many things for granted.
"Surely Juventus now have more options".
Giving a unique joint interview to The Players' Tribune alongside National Basketball Association superstar Stephen Curry, Neymar detailed the affect that Messi has had on him, while also praising Cristiano Ronaldo. We assume we'll score two or three goals every game, but we can't always do that.
"Ronaldo is a smart guy, he knows Pjanic and Dybala are excellent free-kick takers and they are going to take those close to the area", Allegri said.
After nearest rivals Inter Milan romped to victory against Genoa earlier in the day, the Bianconeri restored their six-point cushion at the top of the standings with a 3-1 triumph at the Allianz Stadium.
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The result? A poor strike that was blocked by the wall.
Ronaldo spoke of his signing for Juventus.
However, Juventus legend Buffon has said Lionel Messi stands a better chance in winning the trophy with Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has revealed the extent of the impact that former Barcelona colleague Lionel Messi has had on his career, admitting that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor is his "idol in football" and he is "still learning" from him.
Allegri will have to debate whether Pjanic and Dybala should take over responsibilities across the board and at the end of the day, it's hard to ignore the statistics.
Ronaldo has made 11 appearances for Juventus so far and scored seven times.
The Portuguese ace now sits at second place in the Serie A goal-scoring charts, having scored seven goals so far this term. Have your say in the comments section below.