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Beautiful Memory Of Messi And Ronaldo Rivalry

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The fierce rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best thing that has happened to football. The duo captivated the world’s attention as they battled each other fiercely in La Liga, resulting in an incredible duopoly that lasted nearly a decade.

 

The former Barcelona captain reflected on his competition with the ex-Real Madrid manager, describing it as a “very beautiful stage” for them and everyone who witnessed it. When Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took their rivalry to new heights.

They were able to compete more closely as a result, capturing the attention of the football world with their incredible performances and achievements with their respective clubs. During their nine years together in Spain, the duo shared nine Ballon d’Or awards, with Leo winning five and CR7 winning four.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese also inspired Real Madrid to four Champions League titles, while his Argentine counterpart inspired Barcelona to two. Despite the fact that both players have left Spain’s top flight, their rivalry appears to be far from over. They continue to divide football fans’ opinions with their incredible performances and achievements, and this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

It’s been a long time since we stopped competing in the same league,” Lionel Messi told Marca when asked if he misses his direct rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo

.”We competed individually and as a team for the same goals. It was a very beautiful stage for us and also for the people because they enjoyed it very much.”It is a beautiful memory that will remain in the history of football,

the now PSG attacker added.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

This summer, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both faced significant challenges in their careers. The Argentine left Barcelona to join PSG, while his Portuguese counterpart made a sensational return to Manchester United.

CR7 has made an immediate impact for the Red Devils, scoring nine goals and assisting twice in 13 appearances across all competitions.

Leo, on the other hand, has four goals and one assist for the Parisians this season across all fronts.