By JAY KONGLONEN | SEPTEMBER 08, 2019 | 06:25AMCristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are on the brink of a new record for the most consecutive Champions League titles won in the competition, with the pair set to take their maiden European finals victory on Sunday.
The Portugal duo are just two wins away from breaking the record set by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in 2004-05, when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the final of the competition’s first ever knockout stage.
The pair’s maiden European title was the biggest win of their careers at the time, and the fact that they are now set to achieve the feat is nothing short of a dream come true for fans of the two-time champions.
In fact, the pair have been the subject of much fanfare during the campaign, with Ronaldo becoming the first player in the history of the European Cup Winners’ Cup to win his first European trophy, and Neymera becoming the second-youngest player to score in a European final.
The duo are currently third in the Ballon d’Or voting, behind Real Madrid striker Cristiano Higuain and Paris Saint Germain midfielder Thiago Silva.
In addition, Ronaldo has already reached the semifinals of the Champions League, with his last two appearances being the first two against Manchester United and Barcelona.
Neymar was born in Portugal, but moved to Paris when he was seven years old.
Ronaldo won the Ballons d’Ors in the first leg of their 2012 quarter-final tie with Barcelona, but Neymar also became a star in the capital when he became the youngest player to ever score for Portugal in the Champions Cup final in 2014.
Nymar, meanwhile, won the World Cup with Brazil in Brazil and is currently one of the world’s top-ranked players.
He also scored his first goal for Real Madrid in the last 16 of the last-16 tie with Chelsea, but Ronaldo is also currently the most-watched player in world football, ahead of Neymar.
The Portuguese duo will be back in action for the first time in their careers in the upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-finals, as they face rivals FC Augsburg, while Neymar is currently on international duty with Brazil.NFC Augsburg midfielder and Ballon D’Or winner Thomas Tuchel will be in charge of the Reds in the match against Neymar and Ronaldo, while the former Bayern Munich star will have a look ahead to a trip to Barcelona for the group stage of the Europa League next year.NEXT: WATCH: Neymar vs Ronaldo