Two of the best players in the world in the last decade, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will meet earlier in the European Champions League. This is due to the results of the group phase drawing that brought Juventus and Barcelona in Group G.
Thursday night (01/10) Swiss time, UEFA held a draw or draw event for the European Champions League Group preliminary round. The results of the draw itself are very interesting.
There are several groups that have their own charm, including Group G where there are Juventus and Barcelona there. Both teams are the favorite candidates in this season’s European Champions League.
The meeting of two European giants in one group was caused by Barcelona who entered pot 2 after failing to win the trophy last season.
Even so, the positivity of the meeting between the two teams will be a magnet in itself because automatically the two best players in the world Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in the two Group phase meetings.
This will be the first meeting of the two players since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid in 2018.
Juve Vice President, Pavel Nedved admitted that the two of them would be magnets for the match against Barcelona. Besides that, there were also Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo who exchanged places last summer.
“The meeting with Barcelona will be a big and interesting match, because it will allow the two players who I think are still the best in the world – Ronaldo and Messi – face each other,”
“At the same time, we will also see a meeting between Miralem Pjanic and Arthur, so this will be an in-game match,” he told the club’s official website.
Apart from Barcelona, Pavel Nedved also hopes Juventus do not underestimate the quality of the other two teams in Group G, they are Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros.
“Dynamo Kiev are a very solid team with experienced coaches like Mircea Lucescu, who made history at Shakhtar Donetsk. If the game in Ukraine was held in winter, it would be even more difficult,”
“We have to really pay attention and concentrate in every match. This is the Champions League, which means any team can create problems,” concluded Nedved.