Cristiano: I never considered Messi a rival
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was more than happy after the 3-0 victory over Barcelona. The Portuguese scored two of the goals from penalties, and the `Bianconeri` took first place in their group in the Champions League. `It was a mission almost impossible, ` Ronaldo joked. - The important thing was to start strong and after 20 minutes we were already leading 2-0. From then on we really believed that we could achieve our goal. This victory will give us great confidence, we needed such success against a great team `.
Asked if there was a violation against him for the first penalty, CR7 replied: `I can`t say because I haven`t seen the replays yet. Sometimes the referees play exaggerated penalties, but I don`t want to go into depth because their job is very difficult. When you winwith 3-0 at the Camp Nou, there can be no doubt whether it is deserved or not. `Ronaldo was also asked about his rivalry with Lionel Messi. `We`ve been together all the time at awards ceremonies for 12-13 years. I`ve never considered him a rival, it`s a media fabrication. We`ve always understood each other perfectly and if you ask Leo, he`ll tell you the same thing. `
On social media, the Portuguese posted a photo from the locker room of Juventus, under which he wrote: `It`s always nice to go back to Spain and Catalonia, it`s always difficult to play at the Camp Nou against one of the strongest teams I`ve met. Todaywe were a team of champions! A really strong and cohesive family. If we play like this, we have nothing to fear until the end of the season. Forward! `
` Camp Nou `is already the stadium where Cristiano has the most goals asaway (13), and Juventus became the first Italian team to score 3 goals during Barcelona`s visit to the European tournaments.
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