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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi

6.95K   //    26 Dec 2012, 12:27 IST

The beautiful game becomes even better when it is decorated with stunning goals. Talking of stunning goals you ought to mention the two greats of current era Ronaldo and Messi.

Ever since Messi broke a 40-year record held by Gerd Muller, this discussion has been slightly tilted in his favour, which I think is not right.

I thought this would be right time to present my side of the argument to fans of both the fraternities.

Even though scoring goals is the most important part of the game, while determining who is a better player it should not be the only point to be considered.

The mode of scoring gives us a hint of range of skills a player possesses. In addition to the drills you perform on the training ground, being innovative on the pitch and possessing good presence of mind always helps.

While you watch the top ten goals by Messi, a video compiled by a Messi fan I believe, the amount of homework Barcelona does before every match is truly reflected on the field. The background work that goes on to create a chance is really admirable.

Most of the goals that Messi has scored are either from inside the box or on edge of the box. I agree this is a team effort and each player is important but the part that Messi plays in it sheds light, mostly, on his finishing skill than any other.

Further, I guess Messi doesn’t like his right foot much and tends to roll the ball onto the left side whenever he has a chance of shooting with his right. No matter how much I stressed my memory, I even could not remember a moment when he scored a goal from out of his left boot.

On the other hand, Cristiano is clearly a two footed player. All these years, he has been scoring goals from various positions without hesitation with either foot, be it for Man Utd or Real Madrid.

What I would like to ask from the readers is to watch these two videos compiled by fans of either community and then decide for themselves.


In football, a good quality goal mesmerizes and enthralls the crowd and makes the game more enjoyable.

Finally after viewing these videos, what I concluded is “Quality is better than Quantity”.

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