Champions League

José Semedo mocks Barcelona in Cristiano Ronaldo comparison

The Portuguese player was more than happy to take to social media following Barça's Anfield debacle, using CR7 as the Champions League benchmark.

Cristiano Ronaldo con su amigo íntimo José Semedo celebrando la quinta Champions de su carrera, la que consiguió con el Real Madrid ante el Liverpool en la temporada 2017/2018. Foto Instagram @josesemedoofficial
Foto Instagram @josesemedoofficial

The 4-0 result at Anfield on Tuesday evening was a 50/1 shot with the bookmakers. Some speculative punters reaped the rewards, while Liverpool and their fans can get excited about another Champions League final, their fourth in 14 years. But for some, the result was less about celebrating The Reds' astonishing achievement and more about mocking the losing side, Barcelona.

Semedo compares Barça to Cristiano

A good friend of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese player Jose Semedo. Following the final whistle of the semi-final second leg, he took to Instagram to highlight the European glory of his compatriot, comparing it to that of FC Barcelona.

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He make look easier.... just 34 years .. KING 👑

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The post was a reminder to followers that the Catalan giants, for all their recent success, have won the same number of European Cups/Champions Leagues (five) as the fomer Real Madrid forward across their 119-year history.

"He make look easier.... just 34 years .. KING", wrote Semedo to accompany the image.

Cristiano and good friend Semedo strike a pose.

Cristiano and good friend Semedo strike a pose.

Within hours, Semedo received thousands of interactions with followers, many agreeing with the point of his message, but also several making the argument that Lionel Messi (forever compared to Ronaldo) has just one Champions League fewer, and is three years younger.