Video Showing 'The Difference' Between Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo Goes Viral
A Twitter user has created a video showing 'one of the many differences' between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after Ronaldo's apparent dive last night.
The Portuguese forward went down under the challenge of Antonio Sarabia in Juve's game against Genoa and many believe Ronaldo dived to win the last minute penalty.
He dispatched the penalty to give Juventus the 2-1 victory.
And now one fan has made a video comparing the 'dive' to a brilliant moment of sportsmanship from Messi last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo without contact:
• Swallow dive and penalty given.
Leo Messi with contact:
• Ref gives penalty and Messi tells him it shouldn't be.
One of the many differences between these two players. pic.twitter.com/4Hb1m261Go
- Dominic #MessiBallondOr2019 (@MessiClass10i) October 30, 2019
During a game against Rayo Vallecano last season Messi told the referee not to award a penalty for a supposed foul on him.
He told the referee that the tackle on him was completely legal and that Barca didn't deserve a penalty for it.
Barca went on to win the game 3-1 and many commended Messi for his actions.
In yesterday's match, Messi lost his balance in the GK's area after a bump in with a defender.- Barça Watch (@BarcaWatch) March 10, 2019
After his fall, the Barça players were asking the ref for a penalty.
The ref asked for a VAR revision, however, Messi told him he wasn't fouled and asked for the match to be resumed. pic.twitter.com/4mMRWqyPsJ
It was a lovely show of sportsmanship from the 32-year-old and showed his good nature.
Many have replied to the tweet praising the Barca captain saying it's one of the reasons they look at him in a fonder light than Ronaldo.
would always rather have someone with the character of Messi even if it costed us games. this is just one of the many reasons why the general public respects him so much :goat:
- :goat: (@magical10messi) October 30, 2019
That's Messi class
- Toni (@Michael_tony_) October 31, 2019
It could be considered quite harsh to compare the two for this but Ronaldo's supposed dive last night angered a lot of fans.
Do you think Ronaldo dived to win the penalty last night?
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