The biggest rivalry in club football was renewed again this past weekend while America was too busy with some sport they incorrectly call football. El Clasico - Real Madrid would face Barcelona at Camp Nou. Their two play-styles are well known and the game was not very surprising but who can turn down watching the two best players in the world play against each other? The argument over which player is the definitive best in the world will never die and surely not after this past game where they both put in amazing performances.
Messi, the mercurial, wizard-like little man from Argentina, versus Cristiano Ronaldo, the pretty boy from Portugal that has the attributes of an overpowered created player in a video game, is always a spectacle that dazzles and always lives up to the hype. In terms of the teams, Real Madrid will be sorry for not picking up the full three points against a defense made of two midfielders and a left back. Ronaldo showed how dangerous he is on the counterattack and his world-class finishing. Messi benefited from a fluff by Pepe but that’s Messi, always in the right place at the right time. His free kick was a thing of beauty and it almost seems like he’s guaranteed to score from that range.
Barcelona were very fortunate to not lose this game but their possession and Messi is what tipped the balance…and maybe a little from Real Madrid’s poor finishing. It was still a beauty to see those two players face off against each other in one of the most thrilling games of the season. Which player is the best in the world? Cristiano Ronaldo. That should stir up the hornet’s nest. I can’t wait for the game in Madrid!