Twitter had some fun with Lionel Messi's missed kick, while also taking the chance to compare futbol's best.
Lionel Messi missed a crucial penalty kick that would have likely won the game for Argentina over Iceland on Saturday. Instead the two teams drew 1–1.
As soon as it happened, people started comparing him to Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat trick in Friday's World Cup match against Spain.
Messi didn't score once in the game against Iceland on Saturday.
Messi and Ronaldo are the game's two top superstars who are constantly battling it out on the field and for awards — No other play besides Ronaldo or Messi has won the Ballon d'Or since 2007.
Well Twitter had some fun with Messi's missed kick, while also taking the chance to compare futbol's best.
Messi misses a penalty and somehow, somewhere, I think Ronaldo May be winking.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2018
If Ronaldo had the kind of players Messi have had playing alongside him for Argentina. He would have Atleast won two Copa America trophies and even the World Cup.— The Papi (@tawah89) June 16, 2018
Sometimes it’s just about mentality and who wants it more.
The psychological component of the Messi-Ronaldo debate can't be ignored. De Gea came up to Ronaldo with a dominating stance and walk. Ronaldo winked at him and caught his bluff, causing De Gea to lose eye contact. Messi throughout the penalty lacked self belief and confidence pic.twitter.com/LWRcYru4OI— Hustler returns (@Hustler_Futbol) June 16, 2018
Portugal next faces Morocco on Wednesday, while Argentina takes on Croatia on Thursday.