Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenberg has made his choose between the legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Each Ronaldo and Messi are broadly considered two of the most effective gamers within the historical past of the game. Regardless of being on the improper facet of 30, the duo are nonetheless going robust, amassing over 800 targets for membership and nation.
Blessed with extraordinary scoring course of and longevity, they’ve received a number of staff titles and particular person honours, together with a number of UEFA Champions League and top-5 league titles.
Ronaldo and Messi loved an iconic rivalry throughout their 9 years collectively in Spain between 2009 and 2018, with the Portuguese enjoying for Actual Madrid and Messi for Barcelona. The duo’s rivalry transcends the game, leaving followers, former gamers and specialists divided about who’s the higher of the 2 gamers.
In an interplay with Mail Spor, Clattenburg – who officiated practically 300 Premier League video games – made his choose between the 2 superstars.
“Cannot determine. I am going to sit on the fence as a result of each are legends and nice gamers.”
Each Ronaldo and Messi are enjoying outdoors Europe now. Whereas the Portuguese joined Saudi Professional League giants Al-Nassr in December 2022 on a free switch, Messi moved to MLS facet Inter Miami final summer season.
What’s subsequent for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
Each Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are coming off losses of their earlier outing, albeit in friendlies.
Getting back from an harm layoff after a calf concern, Ronaldo could not assist his membership facet go down 2-0 to Saudi Professional League leaders Al-Hilal within the Riyadh Season Cup remaining sport on February 8.
In the meantime, Messi – additionally affected by accidents – got here on for the ultimate half-hour of Inter Miami’s goalless draw with Vissel Kobe in Tokyo on February 7 however could not affect proceedings. The Herons ultimately misplaced in a shootout.
Cristiano Ronaldo will subsequent characteristic in Al-Nassr’s return to aggressive motion within the AFC Champions League Spherical of 16 first leg at Al-Feiha on Wednesday (February 14). In the meantime, Lionel Messi is subsequent anticipated to play in opposition to his boyhood membership Newell’s Previous Boys a day later in Miami because the Herons shut their pre-season.