They are widely acknowledged as the best players in the world. But who will shine brighter at this year's World Cup finals - Argentina's footballer of the year Lionel Messi or previous accolade winner Cristiano Ronaldo?
Argentina has a much better chance of getting far. Portugal first has to get out of a tough group, and then they'll probably have to face Spain. Besides, Ronaldo hasn't even scored for Portugal in qualifying, and the last time he did in a friendly was like a year and a half ago.
I'm fairly confident Messi will be the better performing player. I expect Argentina to outperform Portugal and Ronaldo always has been struggling with his play when playing for Portugal.
Messi also has the support of some superb offensive players, like Higuain, Milito, Aguero and Di Maria. The only weak point of Argentina is their defence in my opinion.
I think Messi will be the better player, and he showed it in la liga
think none of them will shine, maybe Messi but not enough to overshadow other players like, Van persie, Klose, Robinho. Without Xavi, Messi can't score and he need the whole Argentina team to give him the ball if not he need to create chance for other players to score. If it lucky he can score 3 goals in this WC, he will tightly mark by big team like germany, brazil, netherlands, spain. For Ronaldo, I think Portugal will be heading home pretty early, Ivory coast got a better chance of getting the second spot, so Ronaldo cannot make a different
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