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Champions League quarter-final: Mourinho speaks on Messi, Ronaldo facing each other

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he does not want Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to face each other in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ronaldo netted a hat-trick, as Juventus overcame a 2-0 deficit to eliminate Atletico Madrid.

A day later, Messi scored twice and provided two assists, as Barcelona hammered Lyon 5-1 at the Nou Camp to qualify.

Mourinho would like both clubs to be kept apart in Friday’s draws.

“I wouldn’t like Juventus against Barcelona because I think it would be something really special Barcelona against Juventus in a possible final or semi-final.

“Two great teams that are not being successful in the Champions League for a few years, of course Juventus so much more than Barcelona.

“And led by two big players Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi is something I wouldn’t waste on a quarter-final, I would wait a little bit more,” Mourinho told RT.


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