Rivaldo And Fernando Torres Pick Between Messi And Ronaldo
Messi or Ronaldo?
The football debate which rages on, while dividing opinion. And Brazilian legend Rivaldo as well as former Liverpool hero Fernando Torres have weighed in by picking between the two superstars.
The Real Madrid talisman capped off an incredible 2017, which included helping his side win the La Liga and defend the Champions League, by raising the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time during his glittering career.
Tying with Messi in the process.
Ronaldo holds aloft the Ballon d'Or in front of the Bernabeu faithfuls. Image: PA
Despite bagging his fifth individual award, Rivaldo and Torres have both opted for Messi over his counterpart.
"I would like to play with Messi, it would be amazing. He is the best of the world, the one who makes more differences," Rivaldo said on the Argentine attacker.
Messi holds up the Golden Shoe award, as last season's leading goalscorer in league matches. Image: PA
"Ronaldo? He is the most dangerous player at Real. It is hard to stop him, like Messi, because both score a lot of goals and you never know what is going to be the next thing they will invent for scoring," the former Barcelona player said on Ronaldo.
That's what Rivaldo thinks. What about 'El Nino'?
He, like Rivaldo, also sides with Messi.
Barcelona's Rivaldo receives his world player of the year award. Image: PA
"Messi is the best. I have not seen or will ever see a player like Lionel Messi," he told Marca.
"He dominates all aspects of the game. He is the absolute bets in 90 percent of the categories.
Torres and Messi in league action. Image: PA
Meanwhile, while Ronaldo was collecting another trophy in the shape of the Club World Cup, Messi and Co. extended their lead at the top of the La Liga.
Barcelona recorded their 13th league victory against Deportivo La Coruna, while going 11 points ahead of the Spanish champions.
Next up: El Clasico. Saturday can't come soon enough.