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Ronaldo on his relationship with Messi – never saw him as a rival

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Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he had never considered Lionel Messi as a rival after Juventus brushed by Barcelona in the Champions League.

After Juventus’s victory over Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo addressed his relationship with Lionel Messi.

“I have always had a very cordial relationship with him,” the Juve star told Movistar+.

“I shared 12, 13 or 14 years of award ceremonies with him. I never saw him as a rival.

“He always tries to do what is best for his team and me too. I always got along very well with him.”

“But we know that in football, for the press, for the show, a rivalry is sought, but I have always gotten along well with him. I see him as always.”

Messi had a game-high 11 shots, including seven on target, but Barca dropped once again when he faced Ronaldo, who played in LaLiga with Real Madrid for nine seasons.

At Camp Nou, where Juve claimed a 3-0 victory and top spot in Group G on Tuesday, Ronaldo converted two penalties and Weston McKennie also scored.