So the debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been going on since donkey’s years and no fan has come to a concrete conclusion on the same on who of the two is better. The debate is unlikely to get settled any sooner as the two are once again at loggerheads as the two will compete for Best Forwards for 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Award. Yes! The Barcelona captain and the Juventus star have been shortlisted along with Senegal's Sadio Mane. The awards will honour the best defenders, midfielder and forward from the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Juventus to Sign Thiago Almada ‘New Lionel Messi’ before Manchester City Grabs the Argentinian Footballer!
The players were selected by jury members which comprised 32 coaches and 55 journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Three players have been selected from each category. Not just Cristiano Ronaldo but Matthijs de Ligt also got shortlisted in the list of Defenders. Juventus congratulated the two players on social media for getting nominated. Check out the tweet below:
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 8, 2019
Apart from Lionel Messi, a couple of other players from Barcelona got shortlisted. Marc-André ter Stegen was selected for Best Goalkeeper. Whereas, Frenkie de Jong made it to the list of Best Midfielders. Barcelona also shared a tweet for the nominees.
👏 3 Barça players nominated for the best player of the 18/19 @championsleague 🔵🔴
⭐️ Leo Messi
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 8, 2019
We are sure that the fans are eagerly waiting for the results to come out soon and are voting for their favourite player to walk away with the trophy. The awards will be given on August 29, 2019.