Juventus managed to clinch the top spot in Group G of the Champions League after the Italians trashed FC Barcelona at their own Nou Camp 3-0. Ahead of the game the big story was the meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are both regarded as two of the best footballers the world has ever seen and it was their first meeting since Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018.
“It was Mission Almost Impossible,” joked Ronaldo when talking to Movistar in comments carried by Football Italia. “The key was to start strong, as within 20 minutes we were already 2-0 up, so from that point on we really believed that we could do it. This victory is going to be such a confidence-booster, we needed a win like this against a big team.”
The match at the Nou Camp was the first meeting between Ronaldo and Messi since the Portuguese joined Juventus. “We’ve been in the awards ceremonies for 12-13 years now and I never saw him as a rival, that’s all stirred up in the media,” Ronaldo said. “We always got along perfectly well and if you ask Leo, he’ll tell you the same thing.”