Barcelona vs Juventus: Pirlo claims Ronaldo and Messi are two phenomenons

Barcelona vs Juventus: Pirlo claims Ronaldo and Messi are two phenomenons

- Barcelona vs Juventus will see arch-rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in action

- Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has stated that it is wrong to compare both players who are incredible

- Both clubs are already through to the next round of the Champions League

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Andrea Pirlo has had his say over the unending Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate as regards who the better player is between the pair.

Both legends have dominated the football space for over a decade and a half with fans across the globe split on either side of the two greats who have a staggering 11 Ballon d’Or titles between themselves.

With Juventus travelling to face Barcelona at the Camp Nou in their Champions League reverse fixture, Old Lady manager Pirlo claims it is wrong to pick a favourite among them.

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Recall that Ronaldo missed the first leg in Turin which Barcelona won 1-0 due to positive coronavirus case, but the Portuguese will be in the starting line-up on Tuesday night, December 8.

During the pre-match conference, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman said via GOAL:

"It’s not nice to say who is better because both are incredible, I admire both players because they have given us so many nice evenings with great goals, great titles."

And in a swift, Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo threw his weight of support for the Dutchman telling reporters that both stars are should be thanked, rather than comparing them.

Pirlo said:

"Koeman was right, it would be wrong to say who is better between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They are two phenomena that put on spectacles for millions of fans. We just have to thank them."
Barcelona vs Juventus: Andrea Pirlo claims Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two phenomenons
Barcelona vs Juventus will see a return of Messi against Ronaldo. Photo: Quality Sport
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Both teams have qualified for the next stage of the Champions League, but they have had a not too impressive start to their domestic leagues respectively.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Lionel Messi appears to have hit his lowest form for Barcelona all through his career at the Nou Camp.

The 33-year-old has managed just seven goals in 13 appearances across all competitions so far this campaign and Juventus' boss, Andrea Pirlo believes his problems could be psychological.

He added that the Argentine's problems go beyond the on-field issues as he gets his side ready for their final Champions League group fixture with the Catalans.

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