Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Two to Top Messi’s side
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two yesterday as Juventus rolled over Barcelona at Camp Nou to rise his Champions League goal tally to 134. The Italian beat the Spanish side 3-0 to move to the top of Group G. Cristiano Ronaldo sent Marc-Andre ter Stegen the wrong way after being fouled by Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo.
Juventus doubled their lead through Weston McKennie’s bicycle kick before the Portuguese added his second from the spot after Clement Lenglet handled the ball in the penalty box.
According to Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, he said: “We weren’t aggressive.” “It looked as if we’d come out looking not to lose, as opposed to trying to control the game. We weren’t good, not even positionally. “We looked scared.”
It is Barcelona’s first defeat in a group game since 2016. They started the day with a three-point cushion over Juve but finish second and will be unseeded in Monday’s last-16 draw. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Ronaldo met for the first time after three years in a competitive game and class was shown.
While Ronaldo scored two, Messi was frustrated by 42-year-old Juve keeper Gianluigi Buffon, who made a string of fine saves. t was their 36th meeting on the international, European and domestic stage.
They have won the Champions League nine times between them, scoring a combined 252 goals in the competition. Barcelona played a total of seven shots all from Messi but now was able to beat the Juve goalkeeper.
At the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is very much relevant to his team as he is currently topping the goal chart for the club.