The duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will not be on the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
Juventus crash out on Tuesday March 9 following a poor performance against Porto while FC Barcelona lost to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on away goals different on Wednesday night, March 10.
Neither Messi’s nor Ronaldo’s clubs will feature in the quarter-final phase of the Champions League season.
FC porto’s Sergio Oliveira’s extra-time free-kick confirmed Ronaldo’s third straight knockout round exit with Juventus.
Then on Wednesday night, March 10, Kylian Mbappe-inspired PSG avenged their 2017 trounce at the hands of Barcelona by registering a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Prince.
Though Messi netted a stunning goal in the 2nd leg, he missed a crucial penalty to help Barca qualify for the quarter-finals with a 5-2 margin on aggregate.