Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is sending Cristiano Ronaldo, who is recovering from coronavirus infection a message ahead of a crucial tie between Barcelona and Juventus in the Champions League.
It’s quite rare for Lionel Messi to talk about his historic rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo. Still, since the Ronaldo departed Real Madrid, the Barcelona man has spoken about the Portuguese a couple of times. Thus, we can suggest he misses his confrontations with the Juventus ace back in the days during El Clasico.
Barcelona And Juventus Match-Up On The Horizon Plus El Clasico
This weekend is yet another El Clasico we’re going to witness without Cristiano Ronaldo in it. However, it’s delightful to hear that Ronaldo and Messi will be facing off just a few days later. Ronaldo’s Juventus were drawn in the same Group G of the Champions League with Messi’s Barcelona, with Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kyiv completing the group. Barcelona and Juventus recorded victories in their opening games against Ferencvaros and Dynamo Kyiv respectively. Next on the cards is a supposed Messi and Ronaldo clash, scheduled to be played on Wednesday, October 28.
The fixture was a much-anticipated one until Cristiano Ronaldo’s chances of taking part in the game were put in jeopardy after the forward tested positive for coronavirus. Although there’s still a little bit of hope left for Ronaldo to play on Wednesday, it was his nemesis Lionel Messi who wants to motivate him to recover in time for the encounter. Certainly, Ronaldo’s heart will be burning at the moment following Messi’s comments about their encounter.
Lionel Messi Opens Up On Their Old Days Of Rivalry
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico, Lionel Messi reminisces on his old days’ rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, stating that matches against the former Real Madrid man were always special.
“Obviously when Cristiano played for Real Madrid the games were special,” Messi told DAZN. “Matches against them always are [special], but with Cristiano on the pitch they took on a particular significance. That is now in the past, and we look forward to today’s challenges,”
“Wednesday there could be this challenge, and we hope Cristiano can be there and will soon recover from Covid. The ones with Cristiano were and are a special duel which will remain forever. They last many years, and it is not easy to maintain those levels for such a long time,” he continued.
Lionel Messi also believes that football fans all over the world have witnessed a great show from him and Cristiano Ronaldo in the past and hopes to give them more on Wednesday.
“Our teams were also very demanding: Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two strongest clubs in the world. Competing as equals for so many years is something that will remain forever. The duel between me and Cristiano was very good on a personal level and I think people enjoyed it. The fans of Real, Barca, but in general all football fans, have seen a great show. We hope to give them even more emotions [on Wednesday],” added Messi.
We’re in the hopes that Cristiano Ronaldo will recover in time for this encounter. Feel free to share your opinion with us via our comments section below!
Get well soon, Cristiano!