Released: 00:19 GMT, October 29, 2020 | Updated: 00:27 GMT, 29 October 2020
Barcelona made fun of absent Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo by suggesting fans see the real ‘goat’ Lionel Messi in action on Wednesday night.
Fans really wanted the couple to compete in Turin, but Ronaldo was excluded from the Champions League duel after a third positive coronavirus test.
With Ronaldo, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt out of the Juventus squad, Barca scored a 2-0 win … and it wasn’t long before the Catalans colored him.
Barcelona made fun of the absent Cristiano Ronaldo by calling Lionel Messi the real goat
Ronaldo missed the Champions League duel after returning a third positive Covid-19 test
After the game, Barcelona tweeted: “We’re glad you saw the real goat (emoji) on your field @juventusfcen!”
To which Juventus replied: “You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We bring you the right one at Camp Nou. «
Messi did not disappoint on the European stage – he prepared Ousmane Dembele for Barcelona for the first time within 14 minutes before being eliminated from the game with a time penalty.
Barca’s tweet likely hit a nerve with Ronaldo – who showed on Instagram that he was feeling “good and healthy” on Wednesday morning when he called the coronavirus test “bull ****”.
The tweet will have hit a nerve with Ronaldo – the coronavirus test called “bull ****”.
The two European clubs exchanged messages on Twitter after Barca beat Juve 2-0 in Turin
Ronaldo has isolated himself at home in Italy since testing positive for coronavirus on international service with Portugal over two weeks ago.
The 35-year-old had another positive result last Thursday and had hoped to get active again on Wednesday, but another positive result on Tuesday dashed his hopes.
Ronaldo was asymptomatic when he tested positive days after his game for Portugal against France and Spain and continued to show no symptoms.
Friends have revealed that he “feels like an animal forced to stay in the cage” while frustrated in quarantine, Tuttosport revealed, as reported by Calciomercato.
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