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Cristiano and Messi to Watch Libertadores Final Side by Side

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Real Madrid President Florentine Perez wants the two to site next to each other at the Bernabeu

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The historic Copa Libertadores final is set to take place in the Santiago Bernabeu and two notable names are looking to attend the match. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are both set to be at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunda. Real Madrid President, Florentine Perez wants the two to sit next to each other in the presidential box. It is meant to be a gesture of respect for the two legends of the game who have spent that past decade dominating world football. It will also be an additional marketing ploy for one of the biggest games in the history of football.

The report, first noted by Spanish publication AS, claim both the Spanish FA and CONEMBOL are in agreement with the idea. Ronaldo plays agaisnt Inter Milan on Friday night, giving him the weekend free to spend in Madrid. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi will face Espanyol on Saturday and travel to Madrid the day of the game.