The hit is already boiling up ahead of this weekendâ€™s big clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the Spanish Primera Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he wants to play against the Blaugrana and that he would even do so through pain.
The 80 million pounds signing has just recovered from the ankle injury that saw him miss almost two months of football action.
Subsequently, Ronaldo is expected to feature for a short period of time against FC Zurich tonight in order to warm up ahead of the El Clasico.
That super clash is arguably the biggest game of the year, so expect both parties to sacrifice everything they possess as they seek for honor and success.
In the Catalan zone, the fans are already preparing themselves for a hostile reception of Los Blancosâ€™ number 9, Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Kyle Grey, Barcelona ultras will be chanting against Cristiano Ronaldo in honor of the â€œtrueâ€ Ronaldo who enjoyed a wonderful spell in Barca in the late 90s.
In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo â€“ now Real Madridâ€™s number 9 â€“ inherited Brazilâ€™s Ronaldo jersey. The 24-year-old has â€œRonaldoâ€ and â€œ9â€ inscribed at the back of his jersey, just like it was for the Brazilian Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid.
For Barcelona supporters, the fact that the same jersey has been passed on to Cristiano Ronaldo is offensive and provocative.
Therefore, it has been reported that they will be showing a big banner in the shape of a jersey with the number 9 inscribed on it.
The Barcelona fans will also be singing three confrontational lines against Portugalâ€™s Cristiano Ronaldo:
â€œAi solo un Ronaldo, Ai solo un Ronaldo, Ai solo un Ronaldo y no es PortuguÃªsâ€, meaning â€œthere is only one Ronaldo, there is only one Ronaldo, there is only one Ronaldo and he is not Portugueseâ€.
What effect will Barcelonaâ€™s hostile reception have on Cristiano Ronaldo?
Will their distracting chants frustrate Cristiano Ronaldo or will they rather push him to respond with some amazing fire?