Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have contrasting stat difference in the Quarterfinals.
Barcelona were 2-0 down to Sevilla after the away leg was played at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium. Goals came from Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder which gave a convincing victory for the side from Seville. Ernesto Valverde did not decide to include Lionel Messi in the squad for the first leg as he wanted to rest the Argentine.
However, they were able to pull off a thumping performance at their backyard to win the game 6-1. A brace from Philippe Coutinho and goals from Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi and Sergio Roberto was enough to seal a remarkable comeback at Camp Nou on Wednesday. The Argentine was omnipresent and helped the Blaugrana with a goal and two assists to enter the last four of the competition.
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It is a complete contrast for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus who are not qualifying for the Copa Italia semifinals after losing 3-0 to Atalanta at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Despite sticking with a full-strength squad, the old lady were not able to come out on top against their opponents.
Record signing Cristiano Ronaldo played the whole game, but could not affect the opponents by any means as he was totally undone. With this loss, Juventus bow out of the domestic cup for the first time in five years after lifting this trophy over the last four years.
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Sofascore broke down the stats between the five-time Ballon d’Or winners and there is a tale of two ends.
Lionel Messi, who started the second leg was awarded with 9.5 rating. The Argentine International won a penalty in the early moments of the game but gave it to Philippe Coutinho. He had a supreme vision to find the pass to Sergio Roberto who slotted the ball inside the back of the net.
🇪🇸| It was no Messi no party last week for Barcelona, but little magician was back tonight! 🔥#BarcaSevilla 6⃣-1⃣
Sergi Roberto ⚽️
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The Barcelona captain completed seven of the attempted 15 dribbles throughout the games. Even though he missed a chance early on in the game, he was able to score another one at the end. Additionally, he had a passing accuracy of 85.4 per cent and created two big chances in the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not receive the highest rating in the team. The Portuguese International was rated at 6.9, whereas his teammate Alex Sandro picked up 7.7 in that heavy defeat.
The Juventus forward did have much effect on the game and the couple of shots he attempted were blocked. Besides, he did not score a goal or secure an assist throughout the game. He had only 65.5 passing percentage throughout the game in a horror outing for the Old Lady.