Ronaldo vs Messi clashes: a never-ending story. A quick look at some legendary and iconic confrontations
The Ronaldo vs Messi story has not yet come to closure… not for another year at least! It has already been confirmed that the two biggest stars of football will face each other – something that may happen for the last time in their career – in the following months, in the Riyadh Season Cup 2024.
Inter Miami announced that they are going to participate in this friendly tournament, as part of their pre-season international preparation and this announcement actually locked in a new clash of Titans, a new confrontation between the Portuguese and the Argentine forwards.
All eyes are set on the match between Inter Miami and Al Nassr that’s going to take place on the 1st of February at the Kingdom Arena. This long-anticipated match is expected to capture fans’ attention globally, and bettors’ interest – everyone’s getting prepared for this event, from the biggest US bookmaker to the best betting site in Bangladesh, every operator that wants to capture a share of the big pie is now working on the betting lines and odds- and become the most hyped event in the world
Die-hard football lovers are going to be absolutely thrilled by the fact that they are going to see once again their favorite footballers compete in the rally of goals for the 37th time in their professional careers.
Every clash between these two superstars has been an awakening moment, glorifying the talent and the skills of the players, as well as the sophistication and mastery of footballing! Every rivalry between them is hitting viewership records with broadcasting rights skyrocketing and for the 37th time, their face-to-face match-up will more certainly bring in huge betting revenues for every bookmaker around the world, including bkash betting sites in Bangladesh.
This has almost always been the case with Cristiano Ronaldo meeting Lionel Messi. The 36 previous meetings have created a lot of fuzz, but some vibrating moments have made much more noise than others! Let’s see the most memorable ones
In the 2008-2009 UEFA Champions League, Barcelona won the title after scoring two goals in the final match with Manchester United. The end of the match was an absolute glory for Barca and all everyone can remember from that final, was the stunning goal scored by Messi twenty minutes before the end. A goal that shot Barcelona straight to the top, having three major trophies under arms: the league, the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.
One year later, the 5-0 Barcelona-Real Madrid final score was also breaking news for football lovers, especially as Lionel Messi was once again dominating his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Even though none of the goals was scored by the Argentine forward, it was he who paved the way towards victory, by setting up two goals and so, it was he who stood out in the whole team’s performance – along with Gerard Pique, of course, who made the five-finger gestured on the spectators to note the five netted balls of Barca.
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In 2011, Ronaldo got his revenge by scoring an extraordinary goal for his team facing Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final and took Real Madrid to the top, winning the trophy. It was a peak moment for Ronaldo’s career, especially as this El Clasico was right after a La Liga clash between the two and right before the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg.
The Portuguese forward got to shine once again one year later, in 2012 at the end of the league campaign, when he scored a goal for Real amidst his iconic gesture, asking everyone to be ‘calm’ and making everybody at Camp Nou go silent!
In another El Clasico in 2017, Lionel Messi emerged as the ultimate football player in scoring a legendary goal and marking the entire match with his iconic shirt celebration. His goal brought Barcelona to victory and the rest is history!
The clashes between Ronaldo and Messi continue to attract people’s interest. You still get to see “on this day” memorable events largely being about iconic and legendary confrontations between the two. And even though Messi is on the lead at the moment on their head-to-head stats, who knows how will the future be – if there is more to it than their forthcoming meeting in Riyadh.