Cristiano Ronaldo got the better of arch-rival Lionel Messi for the first time since his move to Turin in 2018 as Juventus thrased Barcelona 3 – 0.
The duo was expected to have met earlier this year in their early-campaign group stage fixture in Turin but Ronaldo was ruled out of the game after he contracted Covid-19.
Ronaldo scored twice from the spot to hand Juventus a win over Barcelona at Camp Nou, and secure a top spot in the group with 15 points, same point as Barcelona who finished second, Dynamo Kiev in third with four points and Ferencváros bottom with 1 point.
It was a humiliating defeat for Barcelona at home as the La Liga giants’ problems continue under new boss Ronald Koeman. The Catalans are 9th on the league table with just 4 wins in their first 10 matches.
However, both Juventus and Barcelona have sealed a place in the 2020/21 knockout stages of the Champions League, alongside other teams like, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Lazio, PSG, Porto.