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Juventus vs Lyon: Is Cristiano Ronaldo The King Of UEFA Champions League?

Is Cristiano Ronaldo the king of the Champions League? The Portuguese has scored an incredible 132 goals in Europe’s elite competition for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

It’s in the knockout stages he really comes alive. And he has notched more than 60 after the group stages.

He has also won the competition five times, scoring in three finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo produced another magic on Friday night Juventus vs Lyon game. However, it was not enough to get his side into the last 16.

Juventus trailed Lyon 1-0 from their first leg and, when Memphis Depay put the French side ahead in Turin, Ronaldo’s side stared defeat in the face.

But not if Ronaldo had anything to do with it.

Juventus vs LyonHe equalised with a penalty. Then, in the second half, produced an incredible strike with his left foot to put the Old Lady within one goal of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Not only was it a sensational strike, but it was also pretty significant.

That’s because the goal marked his 37th of the season which broke an all-time Juventus record for most goals in a single season.

Juve were founded 122 years ago…

But it wasn’t to be a repeat of his heroics against Atletico Madrid last season as he failed to grab a third as Lyon set up a last-eight clash with Manchester City.

Not that you can blame Ronaldo for the outcome of Juventus vs Lyon, though.

He has produced a sensational season at the age of 35 but just didn’t get the help from his teammates that he needed.

Who is the greatest footballer of all time?

It’s a question that is almost impossible to answer.

To compare players from totally different eras, playing in different positions is extremely difficult.

Every football fan has an opinion on who THEY think is the greatest to have ever played the game.

And that includes Diego Maradona Jr.

The son of the Argentine legend was asked by Sport if Lionel Messi is as good as his father was. To which he replied: “Messi is a phenomenon.

But nobody is comparable with my father. You cannot compare humans to aliens. We can say that Maradona is the God of football and that Leo is the best of the humans.

“I’m sorry, but nobody will reach my old man’s level. It’s impossible.”

Messi MaradonaIt’s clear that he has a very high opinion of his father.

If Messi can’t be compared to Maradona, what are his thoughts on the age-old Messi vs Ronaldo debate?

“I adore Messi,” he said.

“He’s the best around and Cristiano doesn’t even come close to him.

“Whoever in Argentina criticises him doesn’t know a thing about football. My father loves him and talks to me about him a lot.”

 Cristiano Ronaldo MessiWell, that’s that settled then.

But if Messi is the second greatest player in history behind only his dad, who comes in at No.3?

“Ronaldo [Nazario],” he said, “the real Ronaldo.

“After these three, then come the others.

“Although [Johan] Cruyff deserves a separate mention for the mark he left on football.

“He changed the sport by himself.”

Of course, Maradona’s son is going to be biased – not only towards his father but to a fellow Argentine.

We should probably take his opinion with a pinch of salt…

 

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