- Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have been branded as the best in the world
- The duo will face off in the Champions League when the competition kicks off on October 20
- Pavel Nedved cannot wait to watch the two European teams face-off
Juventus' vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved has branded Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the best in the world.
Both superstars will renew their rivalry this new Champions League season having being paired in the same group after the draws.
The Old Lady are in the game group with Barca Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros as the competition kicks off on October 20.
The 48-year-old told Juve's official website after the UCL draws that it will be explosive to watch the pair go against each other again.
“It’ll be a huge clash with Barcelona and a fascinating encounter, because it allows what in my view are still today the two best players in the world – Ronaldo and Messi – to face off against each other.
“Along with that, we are also seeing Miralem Pjanic and Arthur meeting, so that is another match within the match.”
Nedved also believes Barcelona are not the only hurdle they will have to face as he claimed Dynamo Kyiv are also a strong side.
“Dynamo Kyiv are a very solid team with an experienced coach like Mircea Lucescu, who made history at Shakhtar Donetsk. If our fixture in Ukraine were to be in the winter, that would make it even more difficult.
“The Hungarians are something of an unknown quantity, not the usual opponents we see in the Champions League. Knowing Hungarian football, they will no doubt have a great deal of talent.
“We must keep our eyes out and be fully concentrated in every single game. It’s the Champions League, which means any team can cause problems.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will renew their rivalry when Champions League kicks off on October 20 after Juventus and Barcelona are paired in the same group.
Both stars will be hoping they can help their respective clubs compete favourably for the title this term after crashing out at the earlier in the knockout stages.
Christiano Ronaldo is the most successful player in the history of the competition with five titles - and he is planning to add to the tally as he leads Juve to their first continental title since 1996.
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