Barcelona and Juventus Exchange Social Media Jabs over Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in a FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid match in 2017. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Cristiano Ronaldo missed Juventus’ recent UEFA Champions League match against Barcelona due to a positive coronavirus test, but that didn’t stop the La Liga side’s social media team from taking a jab at him.

After Barca got a 2:0 win in Turin, the club’s social media page sent out a tweet reading: “We are glad you were able to see the real goat (emoji) on your pitch @juventusfcen!,” while attaching a picture of Lionel Messi.

This was an obvious joke at Ronaldo’s expense, considering he is Lionel Messi’s greatest rival for the title of greatest of all time AKA “GOAT.”

But, Barca sure didn’t expect an equally effective comeback.

Juventus quickly responded by tweeting: “You probably looked it up in the wrong dictionary. We’ll bring you the right one at Camp Nou.”

This certainly entertained the social media users and sparked the Ronaldo vs. Messi debate that died out a bit since the Portuguese superstar left Real Madrid. It is hard to believe that the debate will ever be settled since both players have great credentials, but at least we can enjoy the process.