MESSI AND RONALDO WILL FACE EACH OTHER IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP MATCHES

 



Barcelona; Turin – In what promised to be a mouth-watering prospective, two of the greatest players in modern football will face each other when their respective teams Barcelona and Juventus meet in the champions league tournament set to start on October 20th. The Spanish Catalonian team along with the Italian giant Juventus were drawn into Group G during the champions league draw held on Thursday.

A minute of silence for the other two teams in group G, Dynamo Kiev and Fererncvaros who will face the giants in the competition. UEFA Champions League trophy has been the most coveted prize in club football with the top teams in Europe vying for the trophy in a fixture calendar that stretches till next year’s May. Previously, Lionel Messi have won four champion league titles with Barcelona whereas Cristiano Ronaldo have won five champion league titles with Manchester United in 2008 and four times with Real Madrid in the subsequent years.

Fans have been long divided over who the greatest player in the modern era is. Football experts and fans alike agree that both players are of a different kind, a kind that exists once in an era. Messi and Ronaldo have had been compared to past legendary players such as Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and the legendary Brazilian player Pele. Few fans would go as far as saying Messi and Ronaldo’s talent traverse past players like Pele and Maradona. The Argentinian play-maker Messi had been signed to Barcelona at the age of 16. It is widely known in the  footballing world that Messi’s initial contract with the Spanish club was signed on a paper napkin. As for the Portuguese legend, Ronaldo came mainstream attention when he played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Later, he joined the Spanish giants Real Madrid at a record-free at that time and played under Carlo Ancelotti and former France and Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the football world as fans know it has changed drastically over the past few months. Clubs came to halt in late March but resumed playing in mid-June with no fans in attendance.


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