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Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Gary Lineker responds to fan's claim that Ronaldo is 'much better' than Messi

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Lionel Messi set another ridiculous record in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Eibar.

The little Argentine magician scored his 400th goal in La Liga, becoming the first player ever to reach the landmark.

And with his form in 2018/19 - he already has 17 league goals to his name - you could see Messi easily breaking the 500 barrier before he retires.

It was far from Messi's finest performance of the season against Eibar, with Luis Suarez, Arthur Melo and Philippe Coutinho the players really shining at the Nou Camp.

But when Messi was presented with a chance, he took it brilliantly.

Pretty much straight after the Argentine struck in the 53rd minute, Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker sent out a tweet commemorating his remarkable achievement.

LINEKER SALUTES MESSI

https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/1084523855354445826

Lineker wrote: "Messi has just scored his 400th goal for @FCBarcelona in @LaLigaEN. It would be an astonishing statistic if he were just a goal scorer, but he’s so much more than that. We’re blessed to live in his time. 👏👏👏."

Well said, Gary.

However, one football fan was not going to let Messi bask in his glory, claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo was "much better" than the Barca legend.

But Lineker was not going to let him get away with it, firing back with a brilliant message.

LINEKER DEFENDS LEO

https://twitter.com/GaryLineker/status/1084530224300281856

The Englishman responded: "A bit of advice: keep that opinion to yourself. Gives away that you have little understanding of football. You’re welcome 👍🏻."

Lineker certainly didn't hold back.

To say Ronaldo is far better than Messi or vice-versa is simply not on, with both players simply so far ahead of everyone else.

What they have done in the modern game may never be seen again and they will both go down as the two greatest to have ever graced the game.

Messi celebrates vs Eibar

While it's fine to have a personal preference, it's simply not on to say one is streets ahead of the other.

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Gary Lineker
Football
Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona
Lionel Messi
Luis Suarez
Cristiano Ronaldo

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