Claude Makelele is considered as one of the best defensive midfielders of his generation as he was pivotal to Real Madrid and Chelsea in the early 2000s. the 46-year-old recently revealed that he made a direct threat to Brazilian star Ronaldinho in one of their meetings.
Clashes between Chelsea and Barcelona were frequent from 2005 to 2007 as both teams met six times within this period. Ronaldinho at that time was the best footballer in the world and was a major threat for the Spanish outfit. Tasked with stopping the Brazilian Makelele had a tough job which was not helped by the penchant of the forward style.
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