Messi and Ronaldo meet again as Barcelona face Juventus in a pre – season match
Football followers across the globe would have another opportunity to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play each other again as Juventus and Barcelona will face each other in the Gamper trophy next month.
This could be the 37th time between the two of the greatest footballers of all time, according to a report by the macro.
However, with no signs of either player slowing down, there could be yet more showdowns between them to come, amid the possibility of their sides clashing in the championship league next term.
Ronaldo is expected to return to training with his teammates on Monday after helping Portugal reach the knockout stages of euro 2020, while Messi is on holiday after Argentina won the Copa America.
For many months, it had seemed as if neither of these ballon d’Or serial winners would still be at their clubs going into the 2021-22 campaign.
Although there are still some reports saying, Cristiano Ronaldo could leave for Paris Saint Germain.
The same goes for Messi, who is technically right now a free agent.
Now that the Argentine forward has drawn level with his eternal rival international trophies, fans are going back and forth across social media to try and decide who the greatest of all time is.
Messi and Ronaldo last meet in December 2020 during the champions league. With the Portuguese striker no longer in Laliga and the stars reaching the latter stages of their careers, these clashes hold great entertainment value.