Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on the rivalry between himself and Leo Messi after Juventus 3-0 at Camp Nou on Tuesday.
The game saw Ronaldo’s return to the Camp Nou where he once used to play in the colours of Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid.
It was also a return of the rivalry between him and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese who missed the first leg in Turin opened the scoring from a spot-kick in the 13th minute.
The lead was doubled for Juventus by McKenzie in the 20th minute.
Ronaldo got his second on the night from another spot-kick in the 52nd minute to end the game 3-0.
Speaking after the game, Ronaldo opened up on the rivalry between him and Messi.
“I have always had a very cordial relationship with him,” the Juve star told Movistar.
“I shared 12, 13 or 14 years of award ceremonies with him. I never saw him as a rival.
“He always tries to do what is best for his team and me too. I always got along very well with him.
“But we know that in football, for the press, for the show, a rivalry is sought, but I have always gotten along well with him. I see him as always.”
On Twitter, he expressed excitement at his return to the Camp Nou.
“Always great to return to Spain and to Catalunya, always hard to play in Camp Nou against one of the best teams I ever faced. Today we were a team of Champions! A true, strong and united family! Playing like this, we have nothing to fear until the end of the season… Let’s go!,” he tweeted.