Champions League: Messi and Ronaldo are about to face off for the first time in 2 years Leonel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo will go-ahead for the first time in over two years as FC Barcelona host Juventus in the final game of the Champions League today.
The Two players have not played since Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus with the Portuguese forward having missed Barcelona’s trip earlier in the season due to having tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the two teams have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages. Messi and Ronaldo first met on the field back in 2008 when Barcelona met Manchester United in the Champions League semifinals.
Christina Ronaldo came out Victorious over the two legs. Since then, it has been Argentine who has had the upper hands in their iconic rivalry.
Lionel Messi has been on the winning side 16 times in 33 games against one another for the country and also for his club. While Cristiano Ronaldo has won nine and there have been eight draws. He has scored 19 goals. And so for Lionel Messi, he has scored 22 goals in 35 games between the two.
Notwithstanding, it has been a pleasure to see the two great players compete for goals, and titles as the very best.
Champions League: The Match Could Be the Last Time Messi Meets Ronaldo as a Barcelona Player
Messi may be wearing different colors for match 37. Unless Barcelona and Juventus draw each other in the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League.
With his contract expiring in the summer, Lionel Messi will become a free player to talk to new clubs as of January.
Lionel Messi is often regarded as the best player in the world. And widely considered as one of the greatest players of all time.
The player has won a record six Ballo d’Or awards and also a record six European Golden Shoes. Messi has scored over 700 senior career goals for his club and country.
A professional goalscorer and creative playmaker. He also holds the record for most goals in La Liga. and European League season. He finished for the Ballon d’Or behind Cristiano Ronaldo before reclaiming his best form during the 2014/2015 campaign.
Lionel Messi becomes the second footballer and also the first team athlete to win the award. That same year, he became the second-foot baller to exceed $1 billion in career earnings.