If Fiorentino Perez, the Real Madrid President’s master plan comes to fruition, the football world could soon witness one of the most iconic images in the history of the game. The sight of two of the greatest footballers of all-time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi sitting side-by-side, happily chatting about, enjoying a football game together. Yes, Real Madrid President Fiorentino Perez is trying to make Messi and Ronaldo sit together in the corporate box when the club’s stadium Santiago Bernabeu plays host to the Copa Libertadores final between Argentinan rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.
The first leg of the final has already taken place at Boca’s home stadium, the iconic La Bombonera stadium, which ended in a 2-2 draw. But before the second leg at River’s Estadio Monumental stadium, the fans attacked the Boca players leading to the postponement of the game.
After much deliberation, it was finally decided that the Superclasico will be hosted at the iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the home of the biggest club in the world, Real Madrid. The event will be a star-studded affair with many celebrities in Spain expected to attend the event.
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to attend the game and Perez is trying to use this occasion to his advantage and generate some brilliant PR for his club and himself, according to reports in AS.
Ronaldo attending the match will be all the more monumental as it will be his first visit back to the Bernabeu after leaving in the summer for Juventus. It is at the very venue where he established himself as the greatest ever player in Real Madrid’s history.