Lionel Messi Fan Has Made Huge Thread About Cristiano Ronaldo Letting His Teammates Down
Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved so much during spells with Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner will undoubtably go down as one of the greatest of all time, and he will most likely go on to win even more trophies and individual accolades at current club Juventus in the coming months, if not years.
But what about the bad times in Ronaldo's career?
Let's be honest. There isn't many, but one Lionel Messi fan has decided to make a Twitter thread about the times he "let his teammates down.'
Ronaldo letting his team mates down. A thread. pic.twitter.com/qEcREmx9Vh- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
These moments include his contribution to Portugal's World Cup campaign this summer, penalty misses against Valencia and Bayern Munich and the time he tried to 'steal' a goal from a teammate when he was through on goal.
Here is the thread in full.
What do you reckon?
4th July 2004- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Portugal's golden generation reach their first ever major final - against minnows Greece. At home.
Ronaldo is played clean through on goal but fluffs his lines. They go onto lose 1-0.
12 years later they win a final against France. Away. Without him. pic.twitter.com/e11Qj9ltyL
19th June 2008- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Much is made about Ronaldo defending set pieces for his teams. Trouble is, he isn't actually any good at defending, at all.
He completely loses Klose to see Germany take the lead in their Euro 2008 QF.
Can he go down the other end as respond? No. pic.twitter.com/dVZJj2T0kn
27th May 2009- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Arguably the first mainstream Messi vs Ronaldo clash comes in the Champions League Final.
Man Utd carve out SEVEN attempts for Ronaldo, but he fluffs his lines over and over and over again.
Messi seals the trophy for Barcelona - with a header. pic.twitter.com/fgztzadFzH
31st March 2012- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
It is no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo is as egotistical as a human being can be.
Gonzalo Higuian rounded the keeper in a Liga match vs Osasuna only be tripped by Ronaldo, trying to steal the goal. pic.twitter.com/EDBPUDsaw7
25th April 2012- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Having already missed a penalty in the 2007/08 Champions League final shootout, Ronaldo repeats the feat with a tame effort vs Bayern Munich in the 2011/12 Semi Finals.
This time his team mates couldn't bail him out and Real Madrid crashed out. pic.twitter.com/sJdwKjLf4e
27th June 2012.- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Another penalty shootout and yet more narcissistic behaviour.
Only the first 3 penalty takers are guaranteed a chance in a shootout, but Captain Cristiano decides to put himself 5th in hope of scoring the winner.
The shootout doesn't even get that far. pic.twitter.com/Udy0tM9gfu
9th May 2015- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
Another penalty miss - and this time there is silverware on the line.
Ronaldo's tame penalty is saved and the rebound miskicked, in a 2-2 draw vs Valencia.
Had Real Madrid won this game, they would have been La Liga Champions pic.twitter.com/GA8c0M3XLb
23rd December 2017- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
A must win game to keep Real Madrid's title hopes alive.
""I'm the best player in history. No footballer can do the things I can. There's no player more complete than me".
In the match itself: pic.twitter.com/HSVuDP9LJ5
25th June 2018- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
ANOTHER pressure penalty and it's ANOTHER miss!
Portugal would have proceeded to a far easier section of the draw by winning this game.
Already 1-0 up thanks to Quaresma, Ronaldo blew his penalty as Portugal went on to only draw the game. pic.twitter.com/xnGjyQiSDB
30th June 2018- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
When Portugal needed their captain to produce something special, he produced his thighs and a lame Free Kick.
With 0 goals and 0 assists, this remains Ronaldo's most iconic contribution in the World Cup Knockout stages.
End of thread. pic.twitter.com/xmC9sJTHRL
BONUS ROUND- Dominic (@MessiClass10i) January 12, 2019
28th June 2017
Captain Cristiano didn't learn from Euro 2012 as again he put himself last in a shootout vs Chile in the Confed Cup
By the looks of this footage, it might have been deliberate as he was clearly shitting himself at the thought of facing Claudio Bravo. pic.twitter.com/gZsXUZWFoe
This Lionel Messi fan has certainly done his research here. If you want to see the thread in full, go ahead and check out the reaction to this scathing assessment of CR7 'letting his teammates down'.
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