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Ronaldo Plays Down Messi Rivalry

After Juventus secured a 3-0 victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo said he and Lionel Messi get along perfectly well.

The two superstars met on the playing field for the first time since 2018, as Juventus secured top spot in their qualifying group in the UEFA Champions League.

Both clubs had already qualified for the last 16 prior to this game.

Ronaldo, who scored twice in the game, says a lot of the rivalry between Messi and himself has been created by the media.

“We’ve been in the award ceremonies for twelve to thirteen years now, and I never saw him as a rival, that is all stirred up in the media,” Ronaldo said according to Football Espana.

“We always got along perfectly well and if you ask Leo he will tell you the same thing.”

“This victory is going to be such a confidence-booster, we needed a win like against a big team. When you score three goals at Camp Nou there can be no doubt you deserve to go through as group winners.”

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