Messi vs Serie A sides: After Ronaldo challenged Messi to join Serie A, a video showing Messi scoring against Italian teams has gone viral.
Cristiano Ronaldo talked about his time at Juventus comprehensively for the first time in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport last week. He reflected on his five months in Turin, and talked about his compatriot Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese forward stated that he doesn’t miss Messi, but insisted that the Barca star should come to Italy and accept the challenge.
Ronaldo has enjoyed his time in Turin so far, becoming the fastest to 10 goals across competitions in Juventus’ history.
Following his comments about Lionel Messi, a video of the Argentine ruining the Italian sides has now emerged. The video, incidentally, has been posted by the official YouTube account of FC Barcelona.
Messi vs Serie A sides:
FC Barcelona posted a compilation of Messi’s goals against Italian sides during the course of his career. The video was posted one month ago, but Ronaldo’s comments has gradually made the video viral in the last 24 hours.
Ronaldo earlier insisted that he ‘doesn’t miss’ Lionel Messi, but challenged him to come to Italy.
“I don’t miss him. Maybe he misses me,” the Juventus forward said. Ronaldo stated that he played in four countries across Europe, while Messi has been in Spain since the beginning of his career.
“I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown down the gauntlet to Lionel Messi, challenging him to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 10, 2018
“I played in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal and he’s still in Spain. Maybe he needs me more. I’d like him to come to Italy one day and accept the challenge, like I did. But I respect if he’s happy in Barça,” the forward stated.
However, the video posted by FC Barcelona gained traction after Ronaldo’s comments on Messi. Here’s the video:
Lionel Messi has earlier admitted that Ronaldo’s move to Italy came as a surprise to him. “It surprised me [when he left],” Messi said.
“I didn’t imagine him leaving Madrid or joining Juventus. There were a lot of teams that wanted him. It surprised me, but he has gone to a very good team.”
In his interview with Catalunya Radio in September this year, Messi also talked about his future at Barcelona.
Ronaldo on Messi: “I don’t miss him. Maybe he misses me. I played in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal and he’s still in Spain. Maybe he needs me more. I’d like him to come to Italy one day and accept the challenge, like I did. But I respect if he’s happy in Barça.” [gds] pic.twitter.com/o25xAjsWH8
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) December 10, 2018
“When the moment comes, I will decide. I want to finish the contract I have and then we will see if I continue or not.
“It doesn’t worry me right now. [But] the club can be calm [when I am gone] if they keep bringing players through the academy and making good signings,” Messi said.