ROY KEANE has stunned football fans by actually praising a player.
The notoriously surly ITV pundit could not help but be be impressed as former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo destroyed Bayern Munich.
Los Blancos owe their Champions League semi-final spot to their talisman’s perfect hat-trick.
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And Republic of Ireland assistant Keane – who played with Ronaldo at Manchester United – was quick to sing his praises.
He said: “The guy is a genius – there is no getting away from it.
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“You are talking about one of the greatest players to ever play this game. He is a joy to watch.
“We talk about how hard it is to score goals but you look at his stats, every season, his goals and his assists.”
Keane was back to his usual best when Gary Lineker noted how much effort Leicester had put in despite trailing against Atletico Madrid.
The fearsome ex-midfielder replied that they were just doing their jobs in typically cutting fashion.