Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will meet in the Champions League, during MU-PSG. In direct clashes, the balance tilts in favor of the Argentinian.
UPDATE: Due to a “technical problem”, the draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League will be redone this Monday at 3pm.
This time, the reunion will take place! During the draw for the group stage of the Champions League, everyone was considering a new clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, because the Paris Saint Germain, the new team of the Argentine genius, had inherited Manchester City, the club where CR7 was then insisted on.
The sequel is known: Ronaldo finally made a resounding return to Manchester United, and the reunion between the two giants of their time will take place in the round of 16, with the clash between PSG and the Red Devils.
More goals and more wins for Messi
Messi against Ronaldo, if both players are operational, it will be the 37th and 38th clashes between the two men. The balance tilts in favor of the Argentine in direct confrontations: 22 goals against 21, but above all 16 wins, 9 draws and 11 wins for Ronaldo’s team.
In the Champions League, it will be the third act. With Man Utd, Ronaldo had released Barça from Messi in the semifinals in 2008, without a goal from either player (0-0, 1-0). In 2011, Barça eliminated Real at the gates of the final, with a double from Messi in the first leg at the Bernabeu (0-2), and a draw in the return (1-1).
Note that the last duel between the two men was won by Ronaldo, when Juventus won at Camp Nou (0-3) in the group stage last season. Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot.