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Barcelona vs Juventus: Leo Messi hails ‘awesome & magical’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona vs Juventus

Barcelona and Juventus are the last remaining sides for Spain and Italy in the Champions League draw.

Barcelona cruised through to the final eight in midweek with a 5-2 home win over Lyon.

As for Juventus, they claimed their spot following a tremendous 3-0 comeback against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo stole the plaudits for Juve. The Portuguese striker scored a hat-trick to complete a 3-2 aggregate win.

Leo Messi scored twice and chipped in with two assists for Barca in their match vs OL.

Champions League 2018-19 top scorers

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Leo Messi are top of the standings with eight goals.

Lewandowski is obviously now out of the competition after being KO’ed by Liverpool.

Of players still in the competition, Ajax’s Dusan Tadic has 6 goals, while Paulo Dybala, Harry Kane, Neymar and Sergio Aguero have five goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has four goals.

Leo Messi hails ‘awesome & magical’ Cristiano Ronaldo

After Barca’s win, Messi was asked about Juve’s victory from the night before.

The Argentine took the opportunity to sing the praises of Cristiano Ronaldo:

Cristiano and Juventus were awesome.

It was a big surprise because I thought Atletico would be stronger.

But Juventus overcame them and Cristiano had a magical night with three goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Atletico Madrid

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