July 6, 2016 may go down in Real Madrid history as one of the most enjoyable days in club history. On the same day that club hero Cristiano Ronaldo found one of the biggest wins of his historic career, Barcelona megastar and arch-rival Lionel Messi found himself in court for an unfortunate guilty verdict.
On Wednesday, Ronaldo avenged his Euro 2012 loss with Portugal to Spain on penalty kicks by leading his country to a decisive 2-0 win over Wales (and Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale) to secure a spot in the Euro 2016 Final against the winner of the France/Germany match on Thursday.
Messi, meanwhile, was convicted of tax crimes and sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Spanish court. He is unlikely to ever see a day in prison though, as the sentence was suspended. Messi and his father were also ordered to pay multi-million dollar fines for evading tax interest payments.
This will be a day that Real Madrid fans remember for quite a long time.
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