Today, a controversial facebook user took to his facebook page to critically analysis the comparison going on recently on social platforms between Messi and Ronaldo.
MESSI VS RONALDO: Beyond Form and Moments In Time
Last world Cup Ronaldo and Portugal exited first round, Messi led Argentina to World Cup final and lost at extra time by 1-0 to a German team that beat hosts Brazil 7-0 and beat that Portugal with Ronaldo 4-0. Ordinary US that did not qualify for this World Cup qualified ahead of Ronaldo and his Portugal. No one insulted Ronaldo who scored just ONE goal.
The battle for “World Best” between Ronaldo and Messi was not rested.
Messi fans knew both players cannot be judged until they both retire.
Ronaldo performs this time and Messi is flopping but it is still GROUP STAGE. Yet suddenly Ronaldo should be considered better and debate rested?
Ronaldo has not taken Portugal to the Final like Messi did just four years ago. He has the chance to but he has not.
Yet they want the debate to be over.
Messi is two year younger than Ronaldo. Ronaldo won Ballon D’or before Messi. Messi caught up and overtook Ronaldo. Ronaldo has caught up. The seesaw goes on but…
But people want the debate of who is better to end.
Again, Ronaldo is TWO YEARS OLDER and won BALLON D’OR before Messi. They are both on equal wins today.
When Messi won straight Ballon D’Or to get to 5, the debate was not called off. Now Ronaldo has won it straight too, and is at 5, people want the debate called off. They want Ronaldo coronated even over Pele and Maradona
Ronaldo has played alongside Figo, Rui Costa, Deco, Nani, Jorge Costa Quaresma etc but we also say it that Ronaldo has had NO HELP.
when the EUROCUP was won without him playing over 75 percent of the match that gave them the cup and his teammates stood up to be counted without him, still Portugal is disrespected. RONALDO IS ALONE AS KING. No help whatsoever we hear.
In Real Madrid, Ronaldo’s teammate STAND when he is down. Bales is scoring bicycle kick and no goal has Ronaldo stamp on the assist or goal. If Barcelona wins it is Messi scoring or assisting or going all the way himself. That is how all wins by Barca with him has been
But they want debate to end
Even when Argentina is producing 5 classic attackers all duplicating themselves (Aguero, Icardi, Higuain) but no defenders or keepers (both Argentine keepers are reserves. The one keeping now ought to have retired) and while Portugal have a nice spread of average talent but Yet a team spirit that wins with and without Ronaldo, it is Ronaldo with better coaching and better team cohesion that is disadvantaged? hmm…
Without Messi, Spain beat Argentina 6-0 and Nigeria beat them 4-2 in friendlies. In fact Nigeria beat them 4-1 without Messi years ago that they had to organize another friendly with Messi in Asia just to wipe away the humiliation.
But Ronaldo whose National team wins games with and without him just like Sweden does without Ibrahimovic…..
And they say “Messi cannot play without Etoo and Ronaldinho”. He outlives that era with Barca competing at top levels and champions still.
“Mess cannot play without Xavi who feeds him. Iniesta and Xavi and Busquets and Dani Alves are his backbone.” Xavi and Dani are gone. Iniesta chooses his games to play well. Barca is still Barca. Messi is still top scorer.
“It is Neymar. Messi is finished. Without Neymar he is dead. Suarez too. MSN!!!”
Neymar is gone. Suarez is terrible. He misses more than Morata. Messi posted over 50 goals while still handing penalties to Coutinho.
But Ronaldo fans want debate to end.
Even when Messi has won BEST PLAYER/Golden Ball at World Cup and Ronaldo is yet to…
yet people want debate to end.
That Messi scored the hattrick that qualified Argentina in the first place having been on brink of elimination when he was not playing
No. Messi never performs for Argentina
And he has scored more goals for Argentina than Maradona, Batistuta, Crespo, etc etc
He has taken them to three finals including two Copa America and and ONE WORLD CUP, losing all in extra time and Penalty because the 10 other players alongside him could not perform when they had the chance to.
Yet he does not perform for Argentina they say.
Nani has risen for Portugal time and again as has others. But no one rises for Argentina whenever Messi is marked
But who cares?
If Messi injures like Ronaldo did in final, Argentina will collect 6 from France. Portugal beats France without Ronaldo. But it does not matter.
When Messi FLOPS as he is doing now, DEBATE MUST END. Ronaldo is King forever
Oh yes, Portugal exited at group stage in 2014 and Messi went to FINAL but it did not end debate and Messi was not declared King forever.
But with just an abysmal performance by Leo, THE DEBATE MUST END
Fack!!! This world cup is not even past stage 1/group stage.
And Messi has trophies like Olympic Gold that the whole Brazil yearned and wept over till Neymar gave them
That Messi won all the junior grade competitions as best player
That Messi has won every trophy at club level
and the league is where great players perform as over 38 games are played and Messi has won 4 of last 5 and with different generation of players, many average.
And Messi would have taken Barcelona to INVINCIBLES but again, the game he didnt play, his teammates lose that game ruining his effort
But the debate must end. Ronaldo is King
Ronaldo has won Champions league three in a row. He is breaking all scoring records. It does not matter that they just came third and a distance behind Messi and Barcelona.
That Mesi has turned their FA Cup (Copa Dey Reyes) to his personal
property does not matter
Again Messi is not yet out of this World Cup and Ronaldo has not won it..
Yet debate must end.
Fickle fans facking frolicking and fretting over fleeting moments in time and the seesaw of two of the greatest players we are blessed to see in our time. Instead of enjoying the seasaw and yo-yo, they ask that debate ends
The noise for Ronaldo is great, but em… Man Utd and Real fans are combined against Barcelona fans. That is two bigger clubs that Ronaldo has played for
Throw in Arsenal and Chelsea fans as Ronaldo also played in EPL unlike Messi who shares same Spanish fans with Ronaldo but Rinaldo controlling England as a former player there and you understand Ronaldo’s noise level will be louder.
Messi winning league means nothing. His winning best player, Golden ball and Golden boot means nothing. There is no noise about Messi trouncing Ronaldo to these awards.
And yes ADVANTAGE Ronaldo. He is back on top
But the debate will go on a while longer
Messi is not out yet
And he is two years younger.
God bless them both. We thank them. MESSI and RONALDO.