Lionel Messi pips Cristiano Ronaldo to UEFA goal of the season award

Lionel Messi pips Cristiano Ronaldo to UEFA goal of the season award

- Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to UEFA's goal of the season prize for 2018-19

- Fans voted the Barcelona captain stunning free-kick against Liverpool as best

- The Portuguese star emerged second for his goal against Man United

Lionel Messi has toppled Cristiano Ronaldo to UEFA's goal of the season award for 2018-19.

According to a report of UEFA’s official website, fans voted the Barcelona captain stunning free-kick against Liverpool in the first leg of their semi-final clash at Camp Nou.

A further breakdown revealed Juventus forward Ronaldo emerged second for his strike against former club Manchester United the group stage, while Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira claimed third spot for a solo run and strike from distance while in action for Portugal against Serbia last March.

Interestingly, this is the third time Messi is beating Ronaldo to the goal-of-the-tournament, having emerged tops in 2015 and 2016.

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Juventus forward was rewarded for his stunning volley in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in 2017, while Ronaldo was victorious in 2018, for his bicycle-kick goal against current employers Juventus.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended Juventus to sign Mauro Icardi before the transfer window shuts.

The Italian champions are looking to better the 70 goals scored in their Serie A campaign, in comparison to the 74 and 77 netted by second and third placed Napoli and Atalanta.

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