Champions League: Barcelona make fun of missing Cristiano Ronaldo as Lionel Messi leads side to win over Juventus
- Barcelona have poked fun at absent Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, on Twitter
- The Spanish side beat Juve 2-0 in their Champions League clash in Turin on Wednesday
- Barca suggested that fans got to watch the real ‘GOAT’, Lionel Messi, in action
- Juve replied saying they will bring ‘the right GOAT to the Nou Camp’ next time
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19
Barcelona have poked fun at absent Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo by suggesting that supporters got to watch the real ‘GOAT’ (Greatest Of All Time), Lionel Messi, in action on Wednesday night.
Fans were desperate to see the old rivals go head-to-head in Turin, but Ronaldo was ruled out of their Champions League clash after returning a third positive coronavirus test.
With the omission of Ronaldo, Giorgio Chiellini, and Matthijs de Ligt from the Juventus squad, Barcelona cruised to a 2-0 victory… and it didn’t take long for the Catalans to rub it in.
After the game, Barcelona tweeted: ‘We are glad you were able to see the real goat (emoji) on your pitch @juventusfcen!’
To which Juventus replied: ‘You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We’ll bring you the right one at Camp Nou.’
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 28, 2020
You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We’ll bring you the right one at Camp Nou 🔍📖
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 28, 2020
Messi did not disappoint on the European stage – setting up Ousmane Dembele for Barcelona’s first within 14 minutes, before finding the net himself with a stoppage-time penalty to shut out the game.
Ronaldo has been self-isolating at home in Italy since he tested positive for coronavirus while away on international duty with Portugal over two weeks ago.
The 35-year-old recorded another positive result last Thursday and had hoped to return to action for Wednesday’s clash but another positive result on Tuesday dashed his hopes.
Ronaldo was asymptomatic when he tested positive days after playing for Portugal against France and Spain and has continued to display no symptoms.