Los Blancos locked horns with Premier League giants Liverpool in the Champions League final in Paris on Saturday. They went on to win the game, with Vinicius Jr’s 59th-minute goal giving them a 1-0 win.
Victory at the Stade de France has helped Real Madrid elevate its status as the most successful club in the Champions League. The La Liga giants have now won the competition 14 times, seven more than AC Milan.
It should also be noted that Carlo Ancelotti’s men have beaten European heavyweights PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool on their way to glory. However, some, including Michael Owenthinks that Real Madrid is not the best team in the Champions League campaign that has just ended.
It seems that Messi is also of the opinion that Los Blancos’ Winning the Champions League doesn’t mean they’re the best team in Europe. However, the PSG superstar gave credit to the La Liga champions while still winning. He told the Argentine TV channel TyC Sports [via CBS]:
“The best team doesn’t always win. Real Madrid, don’t take anything away from them, much less because they’re champions of the Champions League and always there, they’re not the team the best in this Champions League and they beat them all.”
The Santiago Bernabeu team has won the Champions League five times in the past nine years.
Lionel Messi failed to impress Real Madrid in Champions League
Lionel Messi ended his 21-year spell with Barcelona last summer. He continues to put pen to paper on a 2-year contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) before the 2021-22 campaign.
The Parisians hope that the Argentina international can help glory in the Champions League. However, the 34-year-old couldn’t stop them from bowing in the final round of 16 of the competition.
PSG face Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League in the season just ended. Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 1-0 in the first leg and Kylian Mbappe scored the winning goal.
However, Los Blancos claimed their place in the quarterfinals of the competition with a 3-1 win over the Parisians in the second leg. Messi started both games, but struggled to live up to expectations.