It is the end of the road once again for the duo, who at a point seized the headlines of world’s football
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been knocked out of the Uefa Champions League for the second time in a row.
The duo will not make an appearance in the Quarterfinals Round after Messi (PSG) was eliminated by Real Madrid and Ronaldo (Manchester United) also eliminated by Atletico Madrid.
Note that for each of them, their opponents were from Spain and also from the same city called Madrid.
Ahead of the game on Tuesday, all fingers were pointing to the fact that Ronaldo has gotten his mojo back after he netted a historic hat-trick few days ago against Tottenham Hotspur to become the highest scoring player ever in the history of football.
Therefore, expectations were high against Atletico, especially since the old Ronaldo we knew was a goal machine in the knockout stage of the competition.
However, things didn’t spun out the way he expected as the Spanish giants shocked United with a lone goal through Renan Lodi and further exposed their poor form which saw the exit of former manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer for Ralf Ragnick to take over.
Manchester United will now have to battle for a top four finish since the Premier League title looks quite an impossible feat to achieve.