- Ronaldo and Messi's debate takes another turn as fans pick who is the better leader
- Supporters of both players used video clips of their Champions League campaign as basis for their arguments
- The Juventus and the Barcelona superstars both failed in this season's Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's debate has been taken to another dimension on who the better player is.
Fans of both superstars on social media made several comments on who is the better player when it comes to leading their respective teams.
Ronaldo's Juventus and Messi's Barcelona have been knocked out of this season's Champions League and fans took their arguments from both player's reactions.
A video clip showed Messi during half time against Bayern Munich which has led to many criticisms regarding his attitude.
Barca were 4-1 down in the first 45 minutes and Messi looked dejected and uninspired as his team went on to lose by 8-2.
In another footage, Ronaldo was seen motivating his team last year when Juve needed to overturn a three-goal suffered in their first leg against Atletico Madrid.
The Portuguese striker scored a hat-trick and gets the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Emre Can going with some motivational shouts and high fives.
This has led to comments from plenty of fans debating about who the better player is when it comes to inspiring their teammates.
The Ronaldo faithful praised the 35-year-old for his leadership qualities and slammed Messi for not being able to carry his colleagues along.
One wrote: "Messi could have more skill and maybe more talent, but the difference in attitude and leadership are astonishing. CR7 the real goat."
Another said: "Truth be told Messi doesn't have leadership qualities."
And a third added: "One of the best players of all time but he doesn’t deserve that armband at all."
On the other hand, Messi's fans claimed for the fact that 33-year-old went further in this season's competition he still holds his own as the better leader.
One fan commented: "Both scenarios taken out of context. Team's state is different, management is different. Just because Ronaldo overly acts out doesn't make him any better than Messi."
Another replied: "Wonder how he would have reacted at 1-4, against a rampaging Bayern team. Messi have shown time and again, that he can motivate the team when it matters.
"This picture shows Messi's disillusionment with present management rather than his leadership skill or its lack thereof."
And a final user quipped: "Mad I didn’t realise that Ronaldo was still in the tournament."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Lionel Messi is an all-rounder while Cristiano Ronaldo is just a goal scorer, according to former Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan.
The Argentine and the Portuguese have dominated the world of football in the past decade and have won several awards between them.
They share a remarkable 11-Ballons d'Or between them with Messi slightly getting the better of Ronaldo after winning six of them.
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