Piers Morgan: I would choose Ronaldo over Messi to win a 'seemingly impossible game'


Cristiano Ronaldo further cemented his status as the king of the Champions League on Tuesday night with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the last 16.

Having lost the first leg 2-0, Juventus needed to produce an immense performance to turn the tie around. Unfortunately for them, they faced one of Europe's toughest defences.

But from start to finish the Old Lady were on top and in the end, three goals from star man Ronaldo fired them through to the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a towering header that was too powerful for Jan Oblak. He then doubled his tally with another header four minutes into the second half.

It looked like the game was heading for extra-time until Juventus winger Federico Bernardeschi was brought down by Jose Giminez in the box. Penalty to the hosts.

Ronaldo stepped up and made no mistake as he sent Oblak the wrong way with an emphatic strike to win the tie for Juventus.

Even at 34 years old Ronaldo is still dominating Europe and making the difference in the biggest games.


His incredible display once again sparked debate of who the greatest footballer of all time is - him or Lionel Messi.

If we're talking about raw ability then it's arguably Messi, but when it comes to delivering in high-pressure situations, it's hard to look past Ronaldo.

Which is exactly the point Piers Morgan has made. According to the 53-year-old, if he had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo to "win a seemingly impossible game", it would be Ronaldo.

"People go on & on about Messi being the greatest footballer ever," wrote Morgan. "But if I had to choose one player in history to win me a seemingly impossible game/tie I'd take [Ronaldo].

"Last night was insane. He is insane. A footballing God who ALWAYS delivers when he really has to."

Given Ronaldo's track record of single-handedly winning games in the Champions League, it's hard to argue with Morgan.

Football fans are completely divided over who is better between Messi and Ronaldo, but the fact is they're so different, so maybe we should just appreciate them while they're still around.

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