For the first time in fourteen years, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi are in the semi-finals of Europe’s top club competition.
During the last decade and a half, Lionel messi and Cristiano Ronaldo they dominated, and dominate, world football. Therefore, they also do it in Europe with the UEFA champions league. However, this atypical 2020 continues to surprise.
And it is that both the star of Barcelona like the figure of Juventus They will not be in the semifinals of the top European club competition for the first time in fourteen years.
The Portuguese footballer was out of the tournament against Olympique Lyon in the round of 16, although the comeback was close thanks to the Portuguese. On the other hand, the Argentine suffered a humiliation and the Culés fell 8-2 against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals.
It is the first time since the 2005-06 season, when Messi still earned a place in the ranks of Barça and CR7 was at Manchester United, that neither of them reached the final stages of the competition.
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– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
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