This summer’s World Cup appears to have reignited the age-old Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi debate.
The two superstars have dominated football since 2008, sharing the Ballon d’Or between them ever since.
But who is the G.O.A.T?
Football fans have been arguing their corners for the past decade and it seems both Messi and Ronaldo are starting to argue the case themselves.
Messi was recently involved in a photoshoot for a magazine holding a goat.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has seemingly responded by growing himself a goatee.
On the pitch, though, this World Cup belongs to one man.
In fact, Messi and Ronaldo’s fortunes couldn’t be more different.
Ronaldo has scored four times - including a hat-trick against Spain - to put Portugal on the brink of the last-16.
Meanwhile, Messi missed a penalty against Iceland before suffering a 3-0 loss to Croatia with them clinging onto their World Cup dreams.
It’s certainly hard to argue Messi’s case right now.
One man that certainly doesn’t appear to be arguing Messi’s case is Gary Neville.
GARY NEVILLE'S CONTROVERSIAL RETWEETS
That’s because after Argentina’s 3-0 loss to Croatia, Neville retweeted two tweets that suggested he is firmly #TeamRonaldo.
The first one, from talkSPORT’s Georgie Bingham read: “This World Cup is making Christiano Ronaldo look more like GOAT and Messi look more like he was made great by possibly the greatest club side/midfield of all time.”
Then, Neville retweeted this: “I think the debate is over now. Ronaldo just won three champions league titles on the bounce and the euros with Portugal. Messi has flat lined. They were about even in 2016. They aren’t now. Ronny won, he’s the goat.”
Of course, Neville played with Ronaldo at Manchester United so he’s always going to think he is the greatest of all time.
However, to suggest Messi was “made great by possibly the greatest club side/midfield of all time” is certainly a view that not many football fans would agree with.
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