The Union of European Soccer Affiliation (UEFA) has stated that the Champions League semi-finals is not going to characteristic both Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi or Juventus ahead, Cristiano Ronaldo for the primary time for the reason that 2004/2005 marketing campaign.
UEFA stated this instantly after Bayern Munich eradicated Barcelona from the Champions League last-Eight remaining on Friday night time.
In a tweet, UEFA wrote on its official Twitter deal with: “The UCL semi-finals is not going to characteristic both Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for the primary time since 2004/05.”
Recall that Barcelona had been fully overpowered by a ruthless Bayern facet, who scored 4 occasions in both halves because the match ended 8-2 in favour of the German membership on the Estádio da Luz in Portugal.
Objectives from Thomas Muller (2), Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Phillippe Coutinho (2) ensured the Bundesliga champions certified for the semi-finals the place they’ll tackle the winner between Manchester Metropolis and Lyon.
Additionally, Lyon eradicated Juventus within the Champions League last-Eight remaining final week on away objective rule after the match ended 2-2 combination, regardless of Ronaldo’s two targets in Turin.