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El Clasico: 5 reasons why Ronaldo will outshine Messi

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6.18K   //    19 Dec 2017, 17:13 IST

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014
Two of the greatest players of our time

The trumpets are almost blaring and the sirens are almost ringing: it is that time of the year when two of the biggest clubs in the world are going to face each other in the biggest club football match in the world.

Real Madrid and Barcelona—the two eternal rivals are going to lock horns on the 24th as the Catalans are leading the league by 6 points and the holders by 11 points. A win for Barca will put them in the ascendancy for the league title (no offence to Valencia) and a win for Madrid will bring about a ray of hope for the Blancos.

And the onus to perform is on the best goalscorer of the two teams—the two best players in the world—Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. However, there is a chance that the Portuguese will outperform the Argentine and here are 5 reasons why…

#5 Backing his statement

After winning the Ballon d’Or a week ago, the Portugal captain stated that he is the best player of all time. Indeed, according to him, no other player has got anything on him.

"I'm the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones," he told France Football. "I respect everyone's preferences, but I've never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought that. No footballer can do the things I can. There's no player more complete than me.
"I play well with both feet, I'm quick, powerful, good with the head, I score goals, I make assists. There are guys who prefer Neymar or (Lionel) Messi. But I tell you: there's no-one more complete than me.
"No one has won as many individual trophies as me. And I'm not speaking just of the Ballon d'Or. That says something, doesn't it? It's not just a result of the work I do in the gym, like some people think. It's the sum of many things."

Big words from the big man, isn’t it? After saying such words, there are only two things that could happen: become an object of ridicule or back it up with your performances.

So far, he has backed it up with two goals from two Club World Cup games, helping the Blancos to an unprecedented consecutive CWC win. Next up is the Clasico and going by how the Portuguese has lived his career, there is a good chance to make it three good games in a row. 

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