?The ultimate football debate. Messi or Ronaldo. Arguably the two greatest players of all time – no one comes close in recent times. They have won an equal amount of Ballon D’ors, have similar goal records, and it is almost impossible to split the pair
Messi is a naturally gifted magician, whereas Ronaldo is the ultimate athlete, bringing power and unbelievable physical attributes.
We may be coming to the end of a football world dominated by these two wizards, but what a period it has been. It seems they break records in almost every single game they play in.
In a an absolute thriller, it was team Ronaldo that came out on top. Despite holding more possession throughout the game, team messi were dominated in terms of shots on goal. Messi only managed seven on target compared to Ronaldo’s 19 so it is no surprise CR7 came out on top.
It is worth mentioning that Messi, who is significantly shorter, made an impressive nine saves compared to Ronaldo’s three. However, this was not enough to prevent a Ronaldo victory.
Does this put the debate to bed once and for all? Probably not, and will there ever be a concrete answer to the seemingly unanswerable question of Ronaldo or Messi?