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It was big news when the two European giants were drawn against each other in the Champions League group stages, something that usually can't happen as both sides are normally top seeds.
Of course there was much excitement about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo meeting in the group but the Juve forward had to sit out of the game in Turin two weeks ago because of Covid.
That didn't stop Barca trolling their rivals, by saying it must have been nice for them to 'see the goat on their pitch.'
Now the Catalan giants are at it again by using Messi's recent free-kick scoring stats to show how much better the six time Ballon d'Or winner is at set pieces than anyone else on the planet, and dragging Juve and Ronaldo all over again.
Ronaldo is still ahead of his rival when it comes to free kicks scored across their entire careers, with the Portugal star scoring 56 so far compared to Messi's 53, and he's scored from a dead ball situation more recently.
The former Manchester United forward scored his most recent free kick against Sweden in the Nations League back in September.
Messi on the other hand hasn't actually scored from a free kick since a loss to Osasuna back in July, although he came very close against Dynamo Kyiv last week in the Champions League but for a brilliant save from their teenage goalkeeper.
Dynamo Kyiv's 18-year-old Ruslan Neshcheret was called up from their B team due to both first-team goalkeepers testing positive for COVID-19.- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 4, 2020
Tonight, he saved a Lionel Messi free-kick at Camp Nou in the Champions League pic.twitter.com/F5ijOV5e6d
Without Ronaldo in their side, the Old Lady lost to Barca in their first group stage meeting last month, with Messi scoring from the spot in injury time to add to Ousmane Dembele's opener.
They also lost off the pitch too, with their reply to the Spanish side's initial Twitter shot being a bit weak in all fairness. You've lost the battle when you start bringing dictionaries into the argument.
The Italian champions will have a chance at revenge in two weeks time when they travel to Spain for their second meeting in the group and will be hoping nothing happens to Ronaldo between now and then.
Ronaldo and Messi could even meet in a different location in the not too distant future as well. Both men are once again being linked with moves to the Premier League.
The Barca man has obviously been rumoured to want a move to Manchester City, whilst Manchester United are, for the millionth time, being linked with a move to re-sign Ronaldo, who won one his five Ballon d'Ors last time he was at Old Trafford.
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