Cristiano Ronaldo, a former Real Madrid legend and Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s super hero, will miss the 2019 champions league finals.
Records show that either of these football heroes have been appearing in the UEFA Champion’s League since 2013, which makes it a total of six years.
In 2013/ 14, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18 Real Madrid won the UCL Finals against Atletico twice, Juventus and Liverpool with 4-1, 1-1 (5-3 penalties), 1-4, and 3-1 respectively.
While Barcelona won 1-3 in 2014/ 15 against Juventus in Olympiastadion, Berlin.
The Juventus 1- 4 (3-5) loss against Ajax in the 2018/2019 UCL Quarter-final, denied Christiano Ronaldo the passage into his first UCL finals with Juventus.
However, the 4-0 (4-3) loss against Liverpool in the 2018/2019 UCL also denied Lionel Messi the passage into the UCL 2018/2019 finals.
Their absence has sprung a surprise for fans who will miss them at the show of glory while looking out for the crowing of a new 'world best player' when the league winds up in June.