Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go down as two of the best soccer players of all time. The Messi-Ronaldo rivalry has been dominating the soccer world for almost two decades. While the question of who is better: Messi or Ronaldo, seems to have no answer, soccer fans now wish to watch the two GOATs of soccer play together for a final time before their glittering careers come to an end.
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have never played together. However, from the period of 2009-10 till 2017-18, Messi and Ronaldo shared a fierce rivalry. To counter the Messi-led FC Barcelona dominance, Real Madrid, Barca’s arch-rival, signed Ronaldo in 2009.
Battling head-to-head for a span of nine seasons, Ronaldo left Real Madrid and signed with Italian giant, Juventus. Although, Messi and Barcelona did face Ronaldo’s Juventus twice in the 2020-21 Champions League group stage.
Cristiano Ronaldo comes to say hello to Neymar, Mbappé and Messi. 🤩🫂
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Recently, probably for the final time, the soccer world got to witness Messi and Ronaldo playing against each other again. Messi’s PSG played a friendly against Riyadh XI, where Ronaldo captained the Saudi Arabian team. It was a memorable encounter, as both Messi and Ronaldo ended up on the score sheet.
With Ronaldo out of European soccer after signing with Al-Nassr, it probably means there will no more be another face-off between the two greatest players in the history of soccer.
Why haven’t Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo not played on the same team yet?
Many soccer fans desire to watch Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play on the same team. To date, Messi and Ronaldo have played each other but as opponents. It is also hard for soccer clubs to financially accommodate two big personalities like Messi and Ronaldo on the same team.
Although, both Messi and Ronaldo have talked about the prospect of playing together, neither of the two has agreed to play together, nor did they rule out the possibility.
Last year, during his interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo was asked about the idea of playing with Messi. Ronaldo replied, “Everything is possible in football.” Even Messi was asked about the prospect of playing with Ronaldo during an interview with El Mundo. As per El Mundo, Messi said, “If we played together, I think I would (have) pass(ed) the ball to him, yes.“
However, interestingly, Messi and Ronaldo did play together on the same team. It was during a commercial for Samsung, where Messi and Ronaldo lined up with other soccer stars like Wayne Rooney, Iker Casillas, and so on, to play against a team of aliens. Although it wasn’t a real match, the commercial gave soccer fans a taste of how it would have actually been if the two GOATs were to play on the same team.
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