The pair will renew their legendary rivalry on European football’s biggest stage with a place in the tournament’s quarterfinals at stake.
Messi and Ronaldo have met in 36 matches over the course of their careers, with Messi winning 16 times compared to Ronaldo’s 11.
The PSG star has scored 22 goals in those games, while the tournament’s all-time top scorer has scored 21.
The majority of their previous meetings have come when playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid, so the latest fixture will be a new dynamic in their history.
Manchester United have struggled with consistency this season but have fresh impetus since Ralf Rangnick replaced
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last month.
Meanwhile, PSG will be gunning for the club’s first Champions League trophy with a team dripping in world class talent — led by Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.
More to follow…