A debate of which player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is the best is one that has divide football fans, pundits, and managers alike over the past decade and yet it sees no end. Italy legend Hernan Crespo has now had his say and picks his side on the debate.
Ronaldo and Messi have become the two biggest names in the football world since they broke out of the scene over a decade ago, and they remain so in this recent time. Both players have achieved almost everything a player could dream of from the game of football, including Ballon d’Or, Golden Boots, Champions League trophies, league titles, etc. Be it collectively or individually, Ronaldo and Messi have proved to be the best on the planet so far.
The rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi might have reduced as it used to be since the earlier left Spain for Italy, but their debate is still one of the hottest topics of discussion in world football.
Cristiano Ronaldo represented Real Madrid while he was in Spaiin, the biggest rivals of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. It is probably the most fierce rivalry of teams across all Europe clubs.
Meanwhile, during Cristiano’s nine-year stint at Real Madrid, the duo inspired each other to be better and they competed to take the limelight week in week out, earning themselves the a possible claim on the No. 1 and No. 2 of the best footballers in history, with their superiority still in debate. It’s there that Hernan Crespo weighs in.
Hernan Crespo Picks Lionel Messi Ahead Of Cristiano Ronaldo
When Juventus drew Barcelona in the Champions League group stage, the hope of seeing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner come up against his arch-rival Lionel Messi, who has six golden balls to his name became realistic. The match-up is scheduled for this Wednesday, 28 October.
So far, there has been much anticipation regarding the encounter of the two superstars, who potentially could be facing each in the midweek after a long time. The anticipation has given a refreshed Ronaldo Vs Messi debate, and Italy legend Hernan Crespo has had his say over it. Though Cristiano Ronaldo remains a doubt for the encounter after testing positive for coronavirus, and subsequently tested positive for a second time.
“I am looking forward to seeing Juve-Barcelona, but I would choose Messi without taking anything away from Cristiano Ronaldo,” Hernan Crespo said in an interview with Tuttosport, via Football Italia.
“Leo is a compatriot, I guy who I saw growing up,” he added.
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