When Ronaldo Meets Messi In Moscow

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And Klopp would love nothing more than to see tiny Iceland lift the biggest prize in football by winning the World Cup.

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo (right) are universally considered to be the two greatest players of their generation, if not all time.

If Messi, with his extraordinary load of responsibility and curse-like burden thrust towards him by a nation that goes with his blessing of huge footballing talent, is being labelled as the next "D10S" or footballing saviour, the key that could help him achieve the prophecy of lifting the World Cup is his archangel or better yet, "Angel de la Guarda" - none other than Angel Di Maria. We kept Ronaldo quite quiet so hopefully will do the same with Messi.

Ronaldo was once again in stunning form for Real Madrid last season, netting 44 goals in all competitions.

Lionel Messi, and it isn't even close.

Lopetegui has today been sacked as the Spain manager just a day before the World Cup after taking the Real Madrid job. Ronaldo's supporters will question whether the Argentine could ever deliver at the same level away from the bosom of Barcelona-the club that has nurtured him since he was 13.

Last year's Copa America final defeat to Chile, in which Messi missed a penalty, was the latest bitter disappointment in long list of anti-climaxes. "But there is so much more to football than just scoring goals", says Muhammad Butt, who works as features editor for football data specialists Squawka. Gylfi Sigurðsson is their primary attacker, having scored 5 goals in 2017-18 for the national team.

"We will cut a cake and distribute T-shirts among kids with Messi's face embossed on them", said Patra, a father of two. Such is the hysteria that Messi's biographer, Sebastian Fest, said it had got to the stage where "it nearly amuses him not to sing it".

Sky Bet's market is a wide open one, with Neymar and Lionel Messi the joint 10/1 favourites, while the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Gabriel Jesus, Harry Kane, Timo Werner and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to be in contention.

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