For the first time since 2005, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are missing from the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The 33-year-old Argentinian was eliminated on Wednesday with FC Barcelona by Paris Saint-Germain in the eighth finals and on Tuesday the curtain fell for Juventus against FC Porto.

Sixteen years ago, the then seventeen-year-old Messi made his debut for Barcelona in the Champions League.

At the time, Chelsea was too strong for the Catalans in the eighth finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his twentieth birthday that season as a basic player for Manchester United, which was then beaten by AC Milan in the eighth finals.

Messi and Barcelona then only made it to the last eight in 2007 and this season, while Ronaldo was eliminated for the quarter-finals in 2006 (Manchester United), 2010 (Real Madrid), 2020 (Juventus) and this year.

Messi and / or Ronaldo in quarter finals CL

  • 2005/2006: Messi (FC Barcelona)

  • 2006/2007: Ronaldo (Manchester United)

  • 2007/2008: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Manchester United)

  • 2008/2009: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Manchester United)

  • 2009/2010: Messi (FC Barcelona)

  • 2010/2011: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2011/2012: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2012/2013: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2013/2014: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2014/2015: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2015/2016: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2016/2017: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2017/2018: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

  • 2018/2019: Messi (FC Barcelona), Ronaldo (Juventus)

  • 2019/2020: Messi (FC Barcelona)

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