The first innings of the match France-Germany which will mark the last square of the “Final 8” in Lisbon, before Lyon-Bayern on Wednesday, is struggling with two projects that challenge the aristocracy of the football continental.

For the first time since 2005, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo, winners of nine of the last fifteen editions with the respective clubs, are only present in the last four of the C1.