Cristiano Ronaldo got here out on high in his battle in opposition to nice rival Lionel Messi on Tuesday night time.
The long-lasting duo – the 2 biggest gamers of their era – confronted off on the Camp Nou as Barcelona and Juventus vied for high spot in Champions League Group G.
And it was Ronaldo who shone brightest, as he scored two penalties to steer Juventus to a 3-Zero success over the Spanish giants.
His first got here on 13 minutes when he was felled within the field by Ronald Araujo and stepped as much as ship Marc-Andre ter Stegen the flawed means from 12 yards.
Juventus then doubled their lead via Weston McKennie earlier than Ronaldo added one other from the penalty spot after the intervention of VAR.
Barcelona had wanted to easily keep away from defeat by three objectives to complete high of the group.
However they have been unable to take action and the humbling reverse means Ronaldo Koeman’s aspect miss out on a seeding spot within the last-16 draw.
This was the primary assembly between Messi and Ronaldo in two years and the 36th in complete, together with membership and worldwide appearances.
Ronaldo, 35, is now at 650 objectives in his membership profession whereas Messi – two years his junior – is on 641.
They’re the one gamers to have scored greater than 100 objectives within the Champions League/European Cup and boast the identical variety of hat-tricks within the competitors (8).