Cristiano Ronaldo Was Incredible, As Juventus Thrash Barcelona – Hails Messi

On Tuesday December 8, Italian club Juventus beat Spain’s Barcelona to lead the spot in Group G in the ongoing Champions League with a predominant triumph at Camp Nou. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo netting two classic penalties.

USA midfielder Weston McKennie was also on target, as they asserted top spot in their Champions League Group, beating Messi’s side 3-0.

The Juventus forward converted a penalty in each half as his incredible opponent Lionel Messi worked to no end. The Italian side were poised enough to beat Barca to top Group G.

After various critical meetings at Camp Nou in the shirt of Real Madrid, 35-year-old Ronaldo delighted in the most amazing snapshot of Juventus’ juvenile Andrea Pirlo period.

After the game, Coach Andrea Pirlo, who has persevered through blended fortunes during his debut season on the bench in Turin, was pleased to see Ronaldo star against his old La Liga rivals, while singling out the veteran’s hard working attitude for specific recognition.

As per Andrea Pirlo, Ronaldo was extremely spurred to set in a decent performance against his long time rival.

Commenting on the game, Pirlo stated:

“We had prepared the match to create superiority in midfield with three against their two, the midfielders like McKennie able to push up, as we knew they had difficulty stopping them pushing up through the middle.

“The tactical plan worked and then the players did really well to make the most of the scoring opportunities.”

Juve’s success in Catalunya was the first run through Barca had conceded three goals at home in the Champions League since May 2013, and a first group stage home loss since December 2008.

After the game, Ronaldo in an interview, said:

“I have had a very good relationship with Messi. I shared 12, 13 or 14 years of award ceremonies with him. I never saw him as a rival. He always tries to do what is best for his team and me too. I always got along very well with him.

Ronaldo further communicated that:

“But we know that in football, for the press, for the show, a rivalry is sought, but I have always gotten along well with him. I see him as always.”

It also meant that Barca failed to finish top of a Champions League group for the first time since 2006-07, heaping more pressure on the manager Ronald Koeman.

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