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.
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.
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.
The Difference between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when their teams are losing 3-0 pic.twitter.com/PqrfNrrQXp
- Albi:flag_xk: (@Ronaldoalbi7) November 27, 2020
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.
'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 is a great player but doesn't have a strong character and this one of the biggest reason why Ronaldo is GOAT for me. Football is equally an emotional game and tactical game. Your mentality makes a different in the whole squad. This is something I learned from Mourinho
- Fezzi (@Fezzi_92_48) November 27, 2020
Congrats on the video pal, great one
Difference in character is clear, Cristiano is far stronger. Though the video may convey Messi is not mentally strong (which is not true, he also pumps his team up), Cristiano simply has a better influence on his teammates.
- Adithya (@BrownnBlanco) November 27, 2020
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.
"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
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