LIONEL Messi has a chance to match Cristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League trophy. This is because when Messi was still with Barcelona in the 2019-2020 Champions League quarter-finals, Juventus, which was strengthened by Cristiano Ronaldo, was eliminated by Olympique Lyon in the last 16.
If Messi led Barcelona to win the Champions League this season, he would side by side with Cristiano Ronaldo as the player with the most Big Ear trophies. Since the competition changed formats in 1992-1993, Ronaldo has won the most Champions League trophies, namely five titles.
(Ronaldo won five Champions League trophies)
Messi can bring Barcelona to the Champions League this season if he does one thing, namely eliminating Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. For your information, Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet at the Estadio Da Luz in the Champions League quarter-finals, Saturday, August 15 2020 WIB.
There are interesting facts every time Barcelona and Bayern Munich meet in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The team that comes out as winners always finishes as champions of the Champions League.
This moment occurred in 2008-2009, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. In the 2008-2009 Champions League, Barcelona met Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. After meeting two legs, Barcelona won 5-1 on aggregate over Bayern.
In short, Barcelona won after winning 2-0 over Mancheter United in the top party. Then in 2012-2013, it was Bayern’s turn to win the meeting against Barcelona.
After meeting two legs, Bayern won 7-0 on aggregate over Barcelona. The Reds – the nickname Bayern – came out as champions of the 2012-2013 Champions League after winning 2-1 over Borussia Dortmund in the final.
Then, the final meeting in the knockout phase was created in 2014-2015. At that time, Barcelona won 5-3 on aggregate over Bayern in the semifinals and qualified for the final. At the top of the party, Barcelona won 3-1 over Juventus.
(Messi while tricking Neuer)
Therefore, Messi’s current mission is to bring Barcelona to win over Bayern. Because, if you win over Bayern, Barcelona’s chances of sealing the 2019-2020 Champions League title are huge.
Barcelona can advance to the semifinals, if Messi scores a goal. Of the five matches against Bayern, Barcelona won two of them when Messi scored a goal.