From the moment that Real Madrid was eliminated and Cristiano appeared before Atlético, the world was licking awaiting a Champions League final in which Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo saw each other’s faces. It was the most desired duel, the final showdown, the game that could decide who is the undisputed dominator of the Golden Ball.
But that face to face, will no longer occur. Because Ajax went over Juve with their virtuoso soccer. The Dutch demand attention in the tournament, and it is no wonder, remember that they have left on the road to two of the top favorites. And they did it despite Cristiano.
Although the Portuguese, disappeared in the group stage, was lifted at the time of the eliminatory. In eighth, with a hat-trick in which he signed an impossible comeback against Atletico Madrid in Turin. In the quarterfinals, the Portuguese scored both in the first leg and in the return leg. In short, five goals in four games, rent more than enough for responsibilities to point the other way.
Tenth anniversary of Rome
Meanwhile, Messi is still unstoppable towards the Wanda final. The Argentine made a ‘double’ to dispatch Manchester United and already adds ten goals in this Champions. But Leo will not have his nemesis on June 1 in case Barcelona is present on the lawn of the Metropolitan Wanda.
It has been almost ten years since the Argentinian met Cristiano Ronaldo in a Champions League final. The Portuguese, at that time, defended the colors of Manchester United. Leo won, Barça raised the cup to the heavens in Rome and did it with Cristiano as a witness, with Messi as goal scorer. That duel was won by the ’10’ Barça. Maybe it was the first and the last. This year, on the tenth anniversary of that night, the scene will not be repeated. And the clock does not stop. The opportunities to repeat the scene are exhausted.