UEFA reacts as Messi and Ronaldo crashed out of Champions League
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been at the peak of their careers for over a decade and have also shared the podium for almost fifteen years with both also forming the longest and healthiest rivalry ever witnessed in the modern game of football, as it will be very difficult to mention one without the other.
With both getting more older, they are still very much relevant in the game despite their delivery tempo not as before considering the standard they have set in previous campaigns.
The two who are both leading the all-time goal-scoring chart in the UEFA Champions League taking the first and second spot respectively are now out of the competition at the round of 16 in the space of one week.
Recall that Lionel Messi with the Paris Saint Germain team failed to make it through last week in their second leg of the round of 16 ties against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu despite having a double lead at half time.
Cristiano Ronaldo with Manchester United also faced similar situation yesterday when they played their second leg of the round of 16 ties at the Old Trafford against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid which ended two goals to one on aggregate.
Consequent to this, European football governing body popularly known as UEFA has reacted with a post via their verified twitter handle with the caption showing that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi will be in Friday’s UCL quarter finals draw, as the duo have now failed to make it through to the last-8 for the second straight season.This is gradually sending a message to the end of an era as these two have few more years to deliver at the peak and are handling over the mantle to those who will step up into their position.
Enjoy the magic by the two while it lasted as they will both be hoping to be back better and stronger for their respective clubs in the next campaign.