Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of playing in the Champions League is fading after he was reportedly unable to find a new club to compete in Europe’s elite club competition. It’s in Lionel Messi’s interest because he could match or break one of the records he’s made. Over the years, the two players have been close when it comes to club competition.
UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi could break Cristiano Ronaldo’s record
Manchester United failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League last season, but Paris Saint-Germain are set to compete in Europe’s elite football competition. Currently, Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League with his 140 goals. Lionel Messi is close to second with 125 goals and could beat or match his record with 15 goals. For Messi to break the record, PSG will have to go deep into the competition as he seeks his first UEFA Champions League crown.
In addition to his Champions League goal record, Messi could also match Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL title record if he leads PSG to their first-ever crown this season. Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL trophy collection currently has 5, Real Madrid 4 and Manchester United 1. Messi, on the other hand, has won his four Champions League trophies, all of them with Barcelona.
Did Ronaldo want to sign for Borussia Dortmund?
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with Manchester United as the club finished sixth last season. As a result, United were relegated to Europa League football the following season.Over the summer, the Portuguese tried to push for a transfer, with many big clubs linked, but he was unable to find a suitor. buildRonaldo was willing to take a significant salary cut to join the German club in order to play Champions League football.
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly refused to sign Ronaldo because of his salary. Reports suggest the Portuguese captain was ready to take a 30% salary cut, but the German club decided to move due to Ronaldo’s stature in world football and the fact that he is currently in the final stages of his career. However, the club’s CEO said there was no contact with Ronaldo.
street mirrorDortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “I love him as a player. There is no communication between the two parties, so we should stop talking about it now.”