Barcelona vs Juventus: Best pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as GOAT rivalry renewed in Champions League
Messi and Ronaldo briefly embraced with one arm behind each other’s back and exchanged a few words before kickoff at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi has won everything with Barcelona. Arguably the finest footballer in the world, Messi is now 33-years-old his current contract with the Catalan powerhouse runs out next year. Loyal fans dream of a poetic end to the Messiah's career - where he dons no other colours but that of Barcelona's. But Manchester City seem to show the potential to spoil their plans as rumours of Messi leaving Nou Camp for England becoming stronger day by day.
On November 16, 2003, a young Lionel Messi came off the bench to make his first-team debut for Barcelona against FC Porto in a pre-season friendly. It was a substitute appearance that lasted just 15 minutes, football would never be the same again. Check out 10 astonishing fats the talismanic forwards achieved at Catalan club over a decade and half.
Barcelona kept their record of being unbeaten in the season, although Real Madrid put up a brave fight at the Camp Nou on Sunday. However, the much-anticipated clash of the Spanish titans was a rough-and-tumble one, as eight players receiving yellow cards and the home side's Sergi Roberto being sent-off.
On 29 November 1899, Hans Gamper and others gathered at Gimnas Sole to form an association bearing the Catalan city's name and coat of arms: FC Barcelona. It was the first step in creating one of the best clubs in the history of European football... Barcelona's beloved home ground "Nou Camp" hosted its first game on 24 November 1957. Ever since then, the stadium has been the paradise for countless fans of the Catalan side all around the world. Here are seven unforgettable days from the yesterdays of the iconic stadium.