The draw results of the Champions League group stage have brought interesting matches as well as tables, especially the clash between Messi and Ronaldo.
The visit leaves Juventus in the same group as Barca, which means that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will create the most remarkable confrontation in the Champions League this season.
The last time the two teams met was in the 2017/18 season, also in the group stage. Barca met Juventus in the opening game and won a resounding 3-0 thanks to a double from Messi and another from Rakitic. In the second leg, the two teams had a goalless draw.
This is the first time Messi and Ronaldo have met in the group stage of the Champions League after both met in the knockout stages of Barca and Real Madrid, as well as other confrontations in La Liga or the Home Cup.
A notable detail is that Ronaldo has only once failed to score in the last 5 trips as a guest at the Nou Camp. Of course, this confrontation becomes a great opportunity for Messi and Ronaldo to continue the fight for the greatest player in history they have competed for many years.
Messi and Ronaldo have competed for many years
For the top of the Champions League, they also have a fierce competition to occupy the top spot in the list of best scorers of all time. Ronaldo currently leads with 128 goals in this arena, excluding qualifiers, while Messi is behind with 114 goals.
The last time Messi met Ronaldo was in 2018
The last time the two directly confronted each other on the field took place from the Super classic match between Real Madrid and Barca in La Liga on May 6, 2018. Ronaldo and Messi contributed 1 goal to help the match end with the score 2-2. Not long after, Ronaldo switched to Juventus, making the two of them less likely to meet again.
In the Champions League, the last time Ronaldo faced Messi took place since the semi-finals of the 2010/11 season. The two have a total of 3 encounters in the European Cup, but this year is the first time they have met in the group stage of the Champions League.
Now, Ronaldo continues to meet Messi in the new team shirt and promises interesting things.