Having won a combined 11 ballon d or fifa ballon d or awards six for messi and five for ronaldo and 10 european golden shoe awards six for messi and four for ronaldo both are widely regarded not only as. Lionel messi opens up on rivalry with cristiano ronaldo in brilliant new interview alex reid in football published 16 40 thursday 22 october 2020 bst lionel messi has opened up about his rivalry.
Cristiano ronaldo s small rivalry with lionel messi has made him a better player claims iker casillas with the juventus superstar being backed to remain at the top for a very long time.
Lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo rivalry. Following juventus 3 0 victory over barcelona in the. For years one of the biggest debates in world soccer centered around whether cristiano ronaldo or lionel messi was the better player. Lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo were supposed to meet just prior to halloween for a champions league showdown between barcelona and juventus in italy on matchday 1.
The messi ronaldo rivalry is a football rivalry between fans of argentinian forward lionel messi and portuguese forward cristiano ronaldo and supposedly between the players themselves. Two titans of the modern game in the latest installment the pair will duel for potentially. Cristiano ronaldo and lionel messi s friendly rivalry was summed up at champions league draw josh lawless in football last updated 20 25 monday 07 december 2020 gmt cristiano ronaldo and lionel.
Lionel messi is not a rival states cristiano ronaldo lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo are seen as two of the best to have played the game lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo are seen as two of. The messi ronaldo rivalry from the 2010 season through 2018 also paralleled the long standing struggle between barcelona and real madrid for soccer dominance in spain and europe and now globally. Lionel messi s rivalry with cristiano ronaldo has enthralled football for the better part of a decade.