Twitter reacts as Lionel Messi bottles a 4-1 Ballon d'Or lead!
Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or on Thursday. The Real Madrid star man has now won the prestigious award five times, equalling Messi's tally after being 4-1 behind at one point.
The Argentinean player was a hot topic on Twitter, after the Ballon d'Or award ceremony even though Ronaldo was the one who won it. The player's fans claimed that he is still the best player in the game currently, while others trolled him for giving away a lead of three.
Here is how the Twitterati reacted to Messi coming second on the award night:
Even though the 30-year-old could not win the Ballon d'Or, he set the record for being in the top three in the race for the award continuously for 11 years.
Messi was trolled mercilessly for bottling a 4-1 lead!
The Barcelona number 10's fans, on the other hand, were left fuming as they thought he deserved to win the award.
They also claimed that Messi is the GOAT even though Ronaldo has the same number of Ballon d'Ors as him.
When fans of both players debated over who the better player is, neutral fans took to Twitter to let the world know how grateful they were to live in the era of the two legends.
In the end, Ronaldo and Messi fans could continue arguing on who is the Greatest Of All Time for years, but the truth is that it really is a blessing to see the two push each other to the limits and break records.
One of them is 32 and the other is 30, and it won't be long until the two of the greatest players to have embraced the beautiful game will hang up their boots and that will be a heartbreaking sight for all the lovers of the game.