The ancient debate of who’s better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still has the potential to divide a room full of football fans. There have been bar fights, keyboard warriors have written countless posts and of course, the meme game on both side is too strong to ignore. The fanboy-ism these two footballers inspire is pretty next level.
In some parallel world, one could imagine these two playing for one club, giving assists to each other and celebrating each other’s goal together. But with the animosity these two inspire in their fanbase, France Football’s sketch of them kissing has started a debate.
On the cover ‘Are you Messi or Ronaldo’ is written in French. In the sketch Messi can be seen donning the Barcelona jersey whereas Ronaldo is wearing Juventus jersey.
— france football (@francefootball) April 15, 2019
The illustration, which first became popular in 2017, was painted by an artist named TvBoy on a bus shelter. Inside the magazine, a panel of legendary footballers have shared their opinions on who is the better between the two.
The impact of the duo in world football is such that until Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or, Messi-Ronaldo shared duopoly for a decade.
The two footballers will be seen in action tomorrow as Barcelona face Manchester United and Juventus face Ajax in Champions League 2019 fixture. Ronaldo will be desperate to win his first Champions League title for the Italian club. On the other hand, Messi will be looking to end the drought and win the trophy with Barcelona after 3 seasons.