Messi copied the penalty that Maradona missed in the 1990 World Cup The opening round of 2018 World Cup matches have thrown up much to debate and, as ever, the battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is central to goings on in Russia. A poor 1-1 draw was the result of Argentina's game with Iceland with Messi having a penalty saved, a fate which didn't befall his rival as Ronaldo notched a hat-trick thanks to a spot-kick, free-kick and a Spanish goalkeeping error. Here, we give you the chance to decide who gets more support by playing off the other individuals from La Albiceleste and Portugal against eachother. From the players we have selected to face-off, Ever Banega and Andre Silva could be added in for their respective sides, with it likely that Jorge Sampaoli will make changes for Argentina's clash against Nigeria on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi: Who is surrounded by the better team?
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It is a debate which divides football fans. Who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? There is no clear answer to the conundrum of the two five-time Ballon d'Or winners, though their performances at this summer's World Cup in Russia may strengthen one individual's case. However, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is in no doubt on which side of the fence he sits. The 20-year-old grew up watching Ronaldo work his magic every week at Old Trafford and it is safe to say the Portugal international had a huge impact on the Wythenshawe youngster. And when asked to rate Ronaldo's latest Fifa 18 stat update ahead of the World Cup, Rashford told Rio Ferdinand why Ronaldo will always have the edge for him. "He's a joke, isn't he?! I'd have (his stats) all full," he told Ferdinand in a video on his YouTube channel. "He’s won five Ballon d’Or’s and he still has that determination and drive to improve. You know, he does it for himself and that is a massive quality on … [Read more...] about Marcus Rashford thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘a joke’
Despite Mohamed Salah's emergence as a true Ballon d'Or candidate in 2018, it's Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar who will take all the attention at the World Cup, and the trio are set to shine. After dividing most club and individual honours over the course of the past decade, Ronaldo and Messi are still fairly matched on the international stage. Ronaldo's success with Portugal in Euro 2016 has him slightly ahead of the Argentine, although at this stage of their respective careers both are aware that winning a World Cup will secure the better legacy. Neymar has a different pressure on his shoulders ahead of the Russian showpiece, following a period of three months out courtesy of a metatarsal injury. Therefore, he may take time to hit his stride. The similarity between all three of these players is that their respective nations depend on them entirely. Argentina are only taking part in the World Cup because of Messi's heroics, whilst when Ronaldo doesn't score there is very … [Read more...] about Russia look for a super star: Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar? Or Salah?
ISIS has threatened to behead Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the World Cup in chilling mocked up photos. The barbarous terror group is repeating calls for "lone attackers" to strike ahead of the tournament in Russia next month. They have already made a number of sickening threats as they lose ground in Syria and Iraq but have ramped up the violence in their latest campaign. Sickening mocked up photos show Ronaldo and Messi pinned to the ground by masked jihadis in a packed football stadium. The vile picture, captioned "Your blood will fill the ground" shows the extremists hacking at the footballers's heads. The latest threat was revealed by cyber intelligence firm Sixgill, which monitors ISIS chatter, according to the Mirror. It was released yesterday on Telegram by a pro-ISIS group. The merciless death group earlier this month called on its supporters to launch attacks at the showpiece football tournament, which kicks off in Russia next month. They made … [Read more...] about ISIS threatens to BEHEAD Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in sick World Cup execution video
Liverpool’s superstar Mohamed Salah says the Champions League final should not be showcased as a duel between him and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are undisputed as the world’s greatest footballers, but Salah has emerged as a serious rival to their duopoly over the Ballon d’Or with his performances this season. There is no doubt Ronaldo will see the final in Kiev as an opportunity to demonstrate the Liverpool forward is merely a pretender to his throne. Equally, Salah could cement his place as the leader of the next generation challenging the status quo. Naturally, the humble African sees it differently. Despite his individual accolades, adding the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year to his Professional Footballers Association honour, he does not want the build-up dominated by individual acclaim. “It is not going to be a final between Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo,” said the … [Read more...] about Mohamed Salah: Champions League final is not about me versus Cristiano Ronaldo