25 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Will Forever Be In Lionel Messi’s Shadow

Ah, the good old Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate. It’s already been more than a whole decade since it first appeared and yet here we are, still baffled by that same question: Just who is better between Messi and Ronaldo?

Professional players, legends of the game, coaches and pundits have tried answering it but try as they might, the question still remains to this day. And it will probably linger even after both of those extraterrestrial beings are retired and playing golf in their space villas (or something like that).

But even though this indeed might seem like an impossible task to solve, the answer is rather simple, really, and this detailed list will look to shed some light on the debate at hand.

So without further ado, here are 25 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo will always be in Lionel Messi’s shadow…

Jack of all trades, master of all

The first and the most universal argument of why Messi is simply better is the fact that he’s the more complete player of the two.

Sure, Ronaldo can bang in goals galore but so can Messi, and he can assist, create chances, pass better than most world-class midfielders and dribble like the best of them.

Vision, proficiency, lethality, passing, dribbling, crossing… Messi can do it all.

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