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Juventus’ Ronaldo on Barcelona’s Messi: ‘Never saw him as a rival’-ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo said he has always got on well with Lionel Messi and never saw him as a rival after scoring twice in Juventus‘ 3-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ronaldo, 35, scored two penalties as the Italian champions ended Barca’s 38-game unbeaten run at home in Europe to reach the last 16 as group winners. Barca progress as runners-up. – Ratings: Barca’s supporting cast fails 7/10 Messi – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) It was the first meeting between Ronaldo and Messi in more than two years, since the Portuguese forward left Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018. “I have always had a cordial relationship with Messi,” Ronaldo told Movistar after the game. “As I have said before, for 12, 13, 14 years [I hav...