On June 30, 2020 Lionel Messi became the only second active player to strike 700 goals in competitive football for both club and country. By doing so, he shares the elite space with Cristiano Ronaldo (728 goals as of today).
The Argentine achieved the feat in 112 games lesser than Ronaldo adding fuel to the ever-raging debate among the fans even as the Portuguese marked the day with a bullet strike of his own.
Messi, with 630 goals for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina versus Ronaldo with 728 strikes, 629 for the various clubs plus 99 for Portugal.
This enviable rivalry has split even the best sports persons where Virat Kohli differs from Roger Federer; Rafael Nadal from Usain Bolt and so on.
Let's take a look at what the best in the business say about who's the best - Messi or Ronaldo?
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