Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Ace Lionel Messi Aims Real Madrid Dig Football Sport

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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