After 10 years of dominance, the era of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been overthrown by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. But both 5-time Ballon d’Or winners are still considered the best in football history. What makes the duo unique and differentiate them? Here are the 4 things that differentiate Messi from Ronaldo.

4. One amazes while the other inspires

Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a footballer. With his CR& brand, the Portuguese is a strong businessman when it comes to off-pitch lifestyle. On the pitch, Ronaldo is a true definition of hardworking.

On the other hand, Messi is a unique footballer who will always come up with a solution in front of an opponent. The Argentinian is a great dribbler thanks to his blessed left foot. His eye-catching skills have crowned him the King of La Liga.

3. A magician vs a machine

Since Messi made his senior debut at Barcelona, media houses have never stopped making headlines. That is due to his impossible ways of controlling the ball. His no-look nutmegs and unbelievable assists have made fans label him a real football magician.

When it comes to goal scoring, it’s harder and even harder to find someone who would shine in front of Ronaldo. He went to England and won the golden boot, joined La Liga to top the league, and now among the leaders in Seria A. Who else would you call a goal machine?

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