Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville is eager to see an El Clasico Champions League final so he can witness Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo compete for the biggest prize in club football.
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The pair are widely regarded as the best footballers in the world right now and they both scored in their respective Champions League games in midweek with Messi bagging a brilliant brace in a 3-0 win against Bayern Munich to all but seal their place in the final next month.
While Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side need to overturn a 2-1 first leg deficit against Serie A champions Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu next week to set up an all-Spanish final on German soil.
Not only would the trophy be up for grabs in a potential meeting between the La Liga giants but the race to be the competition’s all-time leading scorer would be an intriguing sub-plot as the Argentine is now one ahead of the Portuguese superstar and Neville would like to see a showdown between the two in Berlin on June 6.
“They almost deserve to be in a Champions League final together. That’s not me being emotional about it, but it’s the way both of them perform.” Neville told Sky Sports.
“The goalscoring record is scandalous; it’s out of this world. It wouldn’t surprise you next week if Cristiano took his team to the final. Messi has almost done it tonight and it feels like the tie is over here.” he stressed.