In a recent TikTok video posted by the official Champions League account, a throwback clip of Cristiano Ronaldo stealing the ball from Lionel Messi during a match between Juventus and Barcelona has sent fans into a frenzy. The video, which has already amassed over a million views, shows Ronaldo expertly kicking the ball away from Messi as he was angling to take a shot on goal.
The video is a reminder of the fierce rivalry between these two football legends, who have consistently been at the top of their game for over a decade. Ronaldo, who currently plays for Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr, has a long history of success with, Real Madrid and Juventus, having one of the most successful runs in the history of the Champions League. Messi, on the other hand, has spent the majority of his career with Barcelona, where he has won numerous La Liga titles and Champions League trophies before moving on to Paris St-Germain in recent years.
The video also highlights the incredible skills and agility of both players, as well as their competitive nature on the field. Ronaldo's quick thinking and ability to anticipate Messi's pass was a testament to his defensive skills, while Messi's disappointment at losing the ball was a reminder of his fierce determination to win.