CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to snub the chance to watch the Copa Libertadores final with Lionel Messi, reports claim.
Ronaldo, 33, as well as Messi, 31 had applied to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for tickets to the final, which takes place on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
AFP OR LICENSORS5 Ronaldo and Messi both applied to watch the game
However, Spanish outlet AS report that Juventus’ No 7 may not make an appearance after all, due to his relationship with Real Madrid – a side Ronaldo played for from 2009-2018.
A source told AS: "Cristiano would be delighted to accept the RFEF's invitation and watch the game alongside Messi in the VIP lounge but the wounds of his exit have not completely healed over.”
Ronaldo ended his 11 year tenure at Real Madrid as he signed for Juventus this summer in an £88.3 million deal.
The winger would later claim that his departure from the Bernabeu was due to the fact he did not feel wanted by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez.
Getty Images – Getty5 The Portuguese captain signed for Juve this summer
AP:Associated Press5 Ronaldo won five Champions Leagues in his career, four in Madrid and one with Man Utd
Further complications over salary, status and other financial matters aided Ronaldo to move away from the club he won four Champions League trophies with.
Perez had plans to sit Messi and Ronaldo in a presidential box to watch the second leg between River Plate and Boca Juniors.
The first game ended in a 2-2 draw at Boca Juniors La Bombonera stadium, however, the return tie was showered with unsavoury scenes.
River Plate fans attacked Boca Juniors team bus who were travelling to the second leg tie.