- Barcelona handed Juventus a 2-0 defeat right at the Allianz Stadium in Turin
- Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot in stoppage-time complementing Dembele’s first half goal
- Ronaldo who is battling coronavirus missed the game and Barcelona have trolled the Italian club
Barcelona defeated Juventus 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night, October 28 courtesy goals by Ousmane Dembele and captain Lionel Messi.
Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was ruled out of the cracker as he is yet to recover from the dreaded coronavirus since testing positive for the infection on October 13.
It was a chance for both Ronaldo and Messi to rekindle their rivalry as both players have been regarded as the best footballers of all time, but the Portuguese could not feature.
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Ousmane Dembele's 14th minute goal as well as a Lionel Messi late strike from the penalty spot proved the difference as Barcelona defeated Juventus 2-0 at the Allianz Arena in Turin, Italy.
It was more painful for the Old Lady as they lost the epic match right at home and Barcelona were quick to take a swipe on them on social media.
"We are glad you were able to see the GOAT on your pitch,” the Catalan club tweeted via their official handle.
And Juventus replied: "You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We'll bring you the right one at Camp Nou"
The term ‘GOAT’ - Greatest of All Time has generated debate across the globe regarding both players.
Football fanatics as well as enthusiasts have given different opinions about who the better player is between Messi and Ronaldo.
Both players have dominated the football space for close to two decades splitting a massive 11 Ballon d’Or titles between themselves, with Messi claiming 6 while CR7 has 5.
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Messi’s spot kick on the night means he has now scored a total of 70 goals in 74 games in the Champions’ League group stages than any other player in history.
Ronaldo is expected to recover as quickly as possible as the reverse leg of the Barcelona vs Juventus encounter is slated for December 8 at the Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Diego Maradona has stated that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are cut above the rest, admitting that the Argentine, as well as the Portuguese, are the best footballers of the modern era.
According to the icon, no player in the modern era will match half of what both players have achieved in the game of football.
Only a few players have managed to reach the level of Maradona but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can comfortably be discussed alongside the legend.
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