End of an era for the two world best players

For the first time since 2004-05, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi are in the Champions League quarter-finals, marking perhaps the end of an era.


Juventus were eliminated in the Round of 16 by FC Porto on away goals after extra time.

Yesterday evening, Barcelona failed to overturn the 4-1 first leg home defeat to PSG.

Messi scored a stunning goal in Paris tonight, but also saw his penalty pushed onto the crossbar by Keylor Navas.

In the 2004-05 season, Messi made just one appearance for Barcelona in their Champions League group phase, a 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on December 7, 2004.

The Blaugrana went out at the first hurdle in that campaign.

As for Ronaldo, he played seven games for Manchester United that year, providing two assists and scoring no goals.


The Red Devils were eliminated by Milan at the Round of 16 with 1-0 results both home and away.


Source: All football

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