Incredible Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Video Titled 'The Greatest Era of Football' Has Gone Viral
An incredible video of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's greatest moments has gone viral and it shows just how good they are.
YouTube channel MagicalMessi has created a compilation titled 'The Greatest Era Of Football' and it offers a rundown of their respective tenures at the top.
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It shows a quick rundown of their finest goals, including Ronaldo's overhead kick against current club Juventus and Lionel Messi's sublime dribble against Athletic Bilbao.
Other iconic moments flash by as excited commentators sing the praises of the two forwards.
The video then cuts to the BT Sport studio and host Gary Lineker remarks: "Last week it was all about [Lionel] Messi, and now it's all about Cristiano Ronaldo.
"These two are constantly pushing each other on, pushing the boundaries of greatness."
Pundit and former teammate of Ronaldo's Rio Ferdinand remarks: "Exactly, and that's the question I'm always asking myself.
"Would they have been able to do this and keep up the relentlessness without each other.
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"If they're out on their own, would they continue to do this?"
Lineker agrees and Ferdinand goes on to explain the top athletes in the world always have a rival to push them.
Clips of their cultural impact are also shown, with Ronaldo being asked for selfies while on the pitch and legions of fans surrounding them.
With the duo both in their mid-30's there time at the top level is likely coming to a close.
Frank Lampard remarks that the time for comparing Ronaldo and Messi should end and both should be enjoyed until they retire.
Portugal forward Ronaldo has praised his rival to Goal for making him a 'better player':
"Messi makes me a better player and vice versa.
"I have an excellent professional relationship with Messi because we have been sharing the same moments for 15 years."
"The one with Cristiano Ronaldo was and is a special duel, which will remain forever," he 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."
Featured Image Credit: MagicalMessi/YouTube
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