Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s opening game of the FIFA World Cup on Friday. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi failed to score and had a penalty saved against Iceland.
Ronaldo’s legion of fans came in hard at Messi for missing the penalty kick. Can’t we all just get along, I mean, they’re both excellent players. Check out some tweets below.
7 – Lionel Messi (11) attempted seven shots more than Cristiano Ronaldo (4) on the opening matchday of the 2018 World Cup, but the Portuguese forward scored three goals compared to Messi's none. Rivals.#ARGISL #ARG #POR #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Tjp8KkGkAG
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 16, 2018
I’m no expert but: Ronaldo scored three goals against maybe the best team in the world, Messi got played to a stalemate by a nation smaller than Staten Island. #WorldCup18
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) June 16, 2018
— Habib Lateef O. (@SireHabbiibb) June 16, 2018
Y'all can't really compare Ronaldo's international performances with Messi's without acknowledging that before yesterday, Ronaldo had 3 total goals in 3 World Cups.
— Zito (@_Zeets) June 16, 2018
Spoiler alert- not one person will change their minds on the Messi vs Ronaldo debate no matter what you tweet bro, so let’s try focus on something else
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) June 16, 2018
Messi and Ronaldo have now both tied 1-1 vs. Iceland in major international competitions so please remember to put the entire nation of Iceland in your GOAT convos
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) June 16, 2018
In 2016, Iceland tied against Portugal, 1-1. Ronaldo took 10 shots, no goals. Today, Iceland tied Argentina, 1-1. Messi took 11 shots, no goals
Ronaldo and Messi vs. Iceland: 21 shots conceded, no goals.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) June 16, 2018
Who is the GOAT? ⚽️🐐
🔃 Cristiano Ronaldo
❤ Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/HsBBRK7q5U
— Big (@BigClaimsGB) June 16, 2018