For the first time since 2013, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will participate in the final of the Champions League.
Barcelona’s Messi capitulated to Liverpool on Tuesday, losing 4-0 in the semifinal match and losing 4-3 overall.
This shocking result put an end to an amazing race of domination for the duo of stars with regard to the best club competition in Europe. Since 2013, one of Messi or Ronaldo has participated in five successive finals, the latter winning three consecutive titles and four in total.
But Ronaldo, who left Real Madrid at the start of the season, saw his Juventus team crashing in the quarter-final against Ajax in the 2018-19 tournament.
And Messi was unable to maintain his streak as the LaLiga champion, Barca – the last winner of the competition in 2015 – was beaten sensational at Anfield, despite a three-goal lead in the first leg.
Messi and Ronaldo also found that they were the only two players to win the Golden Ball for a 10-year period when Luka Modric won the 2018 award.
Liverpool will meet Ajax or Tottenham in the Champions League final to be held in Madrid on 1 June So, get tickets of the champions league final to enjoy the game.
The last final without Messi and Ronaldo saw Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund – then led by current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp – in a 100% German matchup at Wembley.
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