Barcelona host Juventus in the final Group G game with both sides having already qualified for the last-16. But this game is not merely Barcelona vs Juventus – it’s Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two footballing superstars have enjoyed one of the greatest rivalries in history. They have come against each other 35 times, with Messi winning six more, scoring 22 times, three greater than Ronaldo.
And according to The Mail, the Argentine is ‘desperate’ to line up against his competition once more.
Messi has been rested for Barca’s last two Champions League matches, where they beat Dynamo Kiev 4-0 and Ferencvaros 3-0.
But the forward is expected to be recalled for the mammoth match against Juve. They need just a point to top the group, having beaten the Serie A champions earlier in the campaign, with Messi on the scoresheet.
But Ronaldo, 35, missed out in the tie due to coronavirus, meaning he has not played against Messi, 33, since 2018.
The debate will long rage on between who is the superior talent between the iconic duo. Who do you think will outclass the other tonight? Go to naijabet and place your bets now!