Guatemala City, September 19 (active neural network). this UEFA Champions League 2023-2024 This will be a historic edition because 20 years later, Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will appear in this edition.
Two of the greatest players of our time and is considered the best in the entire history of sports They will not play in the Champions League after signing for MLS and the Saudi league respectively.
In addition to Messi and Ronaldo, the Champions League will also be looking for new kings to invite them to the best competition at club level, as neither Benzema nor Neymar will be in attendance.
The 23-24 🆑 season will be the 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 season in which neither Messi nor Ronaldo has played since 02-03 😕🐐 pic.twitter.com/ueTpl8rcfl
— 433 (@433) September 19, 2023
End a historic rivalry
With the departure of two of the best players to ever compete in this competition, the question remains as to who or who will be the future inheritors of this great legacy.They won a total of 9 Champions League titles during their 20 years at the highest level in the Old Continent and scored a total of 269 goals.
Both players top the competition’s all-time goalscoring list and also share a number of Champions League records.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the top scorer with 140 goals. Divided between Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. In itself, Leo Messi is second with 129 goals With Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 19, 2023
no one like them
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to reach 100 goals in Champions League On April 18, 2017, he played against Bayern Munich.
also, Messi remains the player with the most goals for one club, thanks to his 120 goals with Barcelona The period from 2004 to 2021. On the other hand, with the goal against Maccabi Haifa last season, Leo is the only player to score in 18 consecutive seasons in the Champions League and 16 consecutive seasons with the same club.
Together they hold the record for a total of eight hat-tricks in the Champions League.
As for the title, Ronaldo has 5 championships, In 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018, it was divided into four teams with Real Madrid, and in 2008, it was divided into four teams with Manchester United. In itself, Messi has 4 titles Played for Barcelona in the 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015 seasons.
We are literally in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years without Messi or Ronaldo 😢🐐 pic.twitter.com/3R1A7K4Vlr
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 19, 2023
First match of the Champions League group stage