Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

It’s a question that has divided opinion ever since the two footballing gods burst onto the scene at Barcelona and Manchester United respectively.

Since then the rivalry has only intensified with Ronaldo moving to Real Madrid, ensuring the duo would not only go head-to-head on personal terms but in club football’s biggest fixture.

This weekend El Clasico will take place – a game that will either see Barcelona close the gap on Madrid to three points or Los Blancos extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

And of course the eyes of the world will be focused on the talismans – the two halves of a smaller, personal rivalry – as Messi and Ronaldo battle for supremacy at the Nou Camp.

Now we all know just how good the duo are when it comes to influencing football games.

But who has the upper hand when it comes to the stuff that’s not entirely essential to a match – fancy flicks, flair, impeccable ball control and general footwork?

Mirror UK Report

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