Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he would like to one day sit down and have dinner with great on-field rival Lionel Messi, with the pair appearing to be very friendly when seated next to each other for Thursday’s Champions League draw.
‘Ronaldo or Messi’ is the great modern football debate and the two living legends have been billed as great foes over the years. But their relationship seems to be built on immense mutual respect and, possibly even friendship, rather than anything even close to hatred or animosity.
Both players were nominated for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, with the annual UEFA Awards ceremony combined with the Champions League draw.
Neither won the prestigious prize on this occasion, with Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk instead receiving the individual recognition his performances over the last 12 months deserved.
Messi did win one award, however, named 2018/19 Champions League Forward of the Season