9. ASHLEY COLE on Cristiano Ronaldo, 2006
Cristiano Ronaldo has bewitched many an opponent, but he regularly came a cropper against one Ashley Cole.
With this challenge, the Chelsea full-back resists the temptation to slide in with Ronaldo pegged back on the touchline, instead waiting until the perfect moment to swipe the ball from the Portuguese winger. He's also brave enough to do it in the penalty box, in full knowledge he will win the ball cleanly.
He doesn't even concede a corner; in fact, he starts a counter-attack. Useful.
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