Cristiano Ronaldo trumps Lionel Messi as Juventus defeat Barcelona!
Galatta | Dec 09, 2020, 02:55 pm
Football fans have forever been divided between their favourite idols! One of the biggest rivalries in recent times, is over who the better player is, between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi! It is not often that these two contemporary footballing giants clash against each other on the field but when they do, almost all football fans around the world, watch with bated breath! Recently, the two famous players were supposed to meet each other during the UEFA Champions League clash between Juventus and Barcelona but that did not happen, as Ronaldo had tested positive for COVID-19 and had since gone into isolation.
However, the dreams of football fans came true yesterday when both Ronaldo and Messi took the field for their respective sides - Juventus and Barcelona, in their UEFA Champions League match. This home match for Barcelona, turned out to become their first defeat on home soil in the Champions League, in the past 7 years! The game turned one-sided as Ronaldo scored off two penalties to make up three goals for Juventus, while Barcelona could not score even a single goal! Ronaldo started the scoring by converting a spot kick in the 13th minute after which US midfielder Weston McKennie doubled the advantage in the 20th minute!
Ronaldo then converted another spot kick, early in the second half to bring up the 3rd goal for Juventus. Ronaldo had come up on top this time, in the decade-long rivalry between the two modern football legends! Ronaldo benefitted from the errors from Barcelona's defense while Messi was unable to breach Gianluigi Buffon's defense at the Juventus goal, despite five attempts. Both Juventus and Barcelona finished on 15 points but Juventus became table toppers in Group G, because of the goal difference. Barcelona trumped Juventus in Ronaldo's absence, in their previous match at Turin. Barcelona's 38-match unbeaten streak in the Champions League at Camp Nou, began in September 2013!