And the end of an era is getting closer and closer, a beautiful era that these two geniuses gave us. The Paris Saint Germain from Leo Messi and the manchester united from Cristiano RonaldoThey were eliminated in the round of 16 Champions League by Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, respectively. This will be the second time (consecutive) that both La Pulga and El Bicho have been left out of the quarterfinals after 16 years.
The two highest scorers (141 of CR7 and 125 of Messi) of the most important club tournament at European level, will not be in the quarterfinals in this edition of Champions League 2021/22 season, and they were not in the previous edition either, when Christian defended the colors of Juventus and Messi from Barcelona. And before that? 2005, 16 years in which one or the other, always got into the top eight in Europe.
Cristiano Ronaldo he could not lift his Manchester United, who in the first leg had drawn 1-1 against Atlético Madrid, in the second leg they were defeated 1-0 with a goal by Renan Lodi. El Bicho, although he was very participative, could never bring danger to Oblak’s goal, neither in the first leg nor in the return leg, the 37-year-old Portuguese could not hide his annoyance and frustration throughout the 180 minutes.
In the last season, CR7 was eliminated, also in the round of 16, by Porto after losing 2-1 in the first leg and 3-2 in the second leg, until then the away goal was still worth double, so the maximum player to win the championsmissed out on the quarterfinals.
On the other hand, Leo Messiwho is in a team full of figures like Neymar and Mbappé was also unable to lead his team on the path to victory and was eliminated by Real Madrid. In the first leg, his team won 1-0, with a missed penalty from La Pulga, and in the second leg, inexplicably, they lost 3-1 in a match in which both Messi Like Neymar, they were far from the level they showed years ago.
And in the previous season, when I was still in Barcelona, Messi had to say goodbye to champions in the round of 16 due to the fact that his current team, PSG, defeated the Culé team 4-1 at the Camp Nou and with a 1-1 draw in Paris, the Parisians achieved classification.
Unfortunately, we have less and less time to continue enjoying these aliens who, for more than 10 years, were at the top of world football. TO Leo Messi At 34 years old, he has the rest of Ligue 1 where he is comfortably at the top and then concentrate for the World Cup, which will be the last in which we will see the genius.
On the other hand, Cristiano has a very difficult time in the Premier League and is fighting to re-classify champions but it also has the playoff against Turkey to try to qualify Portugal for the World Cup, in which all football lovers want to see it, both CR7 What Messisee them for the last time in a World Cup.