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The Huge Difference Between Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo When Their Teams Are Losing 3-0

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The Huge Difference Between Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo When Their Teams Are Losing 3-0

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's reactions to going 3-0 down in a game have been compared and it shows a remarkable difference in the duo.

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Messi and Ronaldo have sat atop the football world for over a decade now and fans still can't decide who the true GOAT is.

One of the criteria they're judged on is mentality and getting their teams through crisis - something @Ronaldoalbi7 thinks Messi lacked compared to Ronaldo in 2018.

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His video shows the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's reaction during Barcelona's 3-0 defeat to Roma in the Champions League, attempting to win the game on his own.

Messi looks to his teammates for inspiration, cutting a frustrated figure as Barcelona crash out of the tournament 4-4 on away goals.

But in the case of Ronaldo, he attempts to keep his Real Madrid teammates motivated by gesturing and telling them to keep it up against Juventus.

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'Los Blancos' were 3-3 on aggregate with the Italian giants, only needing one goal to advance to the Champions League semi finals.

'CR7' would score a penalty in the 97th minute to make the score 3-1 on the night, 4-3 on aggregate and send Madrid through.

They'd go on to win the tournament and Ronaldo's penalty in the quarter finals went down as a key moment.

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Messi recently spoke about their rivalry and said Ronaldo's time at Real Madrid helped create something special.

"The one with Cristiano Ronaldo was and is a special duel, which will remain forever," the 33-year-old told DAZN. "It lasted many years and it is not easy to maintain certain levels for a long time.

"Our teams were also very demanding: Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two strongest clubs in the world. Competing as equals for so many years is something that will remain forever.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA
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"The duel between me and Cristiano Ronaldo was very good on a personal level and I think people enjoyed it."

Who do you think is the better player, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Featured Image Credit: @Ronaldoalbi7/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Roma, Legends, Juventus, Champions League, Rivalries, Take a bow, reactions, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Skills

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