Who is better? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? The eternal question

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Who is better? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? The eternal question

The eternal dispute on modern football extends over all the world as the Argentinean Lionel Messi and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo have broke every record and doubt about their immense talent and quality on a soccer field.

 

Not only FC Barcelona’s and Real Madrid’s fans clash in a pretty well-known discussion about which of the two players is better and should be awarded the number 1 spot of today’s “beautiful game”, but hundreds of millions of people around the world does this too. On the other hand, some people say we, as soccer fans, should just enjoy the magnificence of these two historic athletes.  

However, we are here today to decide who is actually the king of this sport.

There are many variables to compare both players’ attributes as soccer has a wide panel of responsibilities in which every single player has a “weak” and a “strong” side on a pitch. Also, there are various physical characteristics every footballer has that influences his way of playing and his performance.

Firstly, we go with the responsibilities on the pitch and talent:

Messi, as possibly the most talented player of all time, plays on different positions in the offensive as he can perform on the midfield or the attack. The Argentinean polyvalence, based on his enormous talent, grants him a big range of options to chose when standing on a field. His out-of-this-world vision and perfect ball-shooting allows him to deliver many precise and killer passes leading to a great number of dangerous build-ups, not leaving behind his massive score-rate. Also, his creativeness, added to his perfect dribbling, makes him a wonderful midfielder, winger or forward, capable of adapting to any system as we have seen Barcelona change many players around him. 

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In general, the great impact Messi has on the whole offensive system grants him the praise he has had since his young years.

Cristiano otherwise, as one of the most incredibly determined players on history, made himself a powerful striker who knows every inch of the box to exploit in his favor. The Portuguese machine may not be capable of playing on the midfield or as a winger at top performance since three -or so- years ago, but he traded these traits in exchange of an enormous impact on the striker position. His mindset developed into a dangerous, sharp and mobile forward who is always looking the perfect movement to reach the passes his Real Madrid teammates deliver. His perfect positioning, both legs ability and goal-scoring capabilities are undeniable outstanding.

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