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You end a pickup game as soon as something like this happens because everyone immediately turns into spaghetti. It's the Watch the video again, and think about that. But since Messi is capable of anything with the ball at his feet, . Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi don't appear in public together. It's has ended Cristiano Ronaldo 4, Lionel Messi 1. Ronaldo put together an all -time performance early in the Cup against rival Spain Messi, meanwhile, could not find the back of the net in Argentina's first game against. Messi finished only 42 points ahead of Ronaldo (6, to 6,) and yet again the pair were miles ahead of the rest. Soon someone will overtake them but for the moment we should cherish their Real Madrid and Barcelona, who meet in the clásico on Saturday, have a combined 23 players on the list.
Having arguably not had a clinical striker since Pauleta hung up his boots after GermanyRonaldo focusing solely on this task could be a major benefit for the European champions. Even without Messi, Argentina would arguably have the most overflowing array of resources when it comes to attacking talent.Ronaldo and Messi meet again at El Clásico.
Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi would walk into most teams, so with such a varied array of forwards, the pieces are there to craft a devastating frontline if Jorge Sampaoli can get the balance right.
Where they have fallen before Ronaldo Semi-final, v France Round of 16, v Spain Quarter-final, PSO v Germany Quarter-final, v Germany Final, AET v Germany What awaits in Russia Both will be confident of moving beyond the group stages, but neither has an entirely straightforward opening trio of games.
Portugal start with a mouth-watering meeting against neighbours Spain which, should Ronaldo and Co stumble in, will leave them needing to make up ground fast against Morocco and IR Iran.
A defeat by Spain in March exposed that in spectacular fashion.
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Messi and ronaldo top rankings So who are the rising stars who may one day get to No1? De Bruyne and Neymar have already been mentioned and they should, at 26 and 25 years old respectively, be approaching their peak. Neymar is up two places on the list and De Bruyne nine.
But there are plenty of threats further down the list too. He is the youngest player on our top list, having turned 19 on 20 December, with Christian Pulisic, who is three months older, also a new entry at No Two year-olds also received votes but not enough to get into the top There are 17 Spanish players on the list — making Spain the best-represented country for a sixth consecutive year. France are second with 12 and Brazil third with Portugal, who won Eurohave lost five players and are down to two Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva.
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Top nationalities The Premier League remains the competition with the most players with 33, four more than La Liga, with Serie A 14Bundesliga 13 and Ligue 1 11 also featuring. This is the first time no other league has made the list, with the top five continuing to hoover up the best talent. Real, who won La Liga and the Champions League inprovide 13 of those players, the joint-highest we have seen.
The dominance of the two teams is no surprise but that does not mean it will stay that way.
We may have a new Champions League winner, with Manchester City among the early frontrunners.