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Trending: 'Messi misses, Ronaldo scores' – Nigerian fans reignite GOAT debate

10:12 PM GMT 15/02/2022
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The Portugal and Argentina internationals suffered contrasting fortunes on Tuesday – reviving questions on who is the Greatest of All Time

Lionel Messi's penalty miss against Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo's strike versus Brighton & Hove Albion have reawakened the Greatest of All Time Debate amongst Nigerian fans on social media.

The Argentine and Portuguese superstars – who have shared twelve Ballon d'Or awards – were on parade for their respective clubs on Tuesday night, with both players suffering contrasting fortunes.

In the Champions League, Messi missed a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain relied on a last-gasp effort from Kylian Mbappe to secure a 1-0 victory over the Spanish top-flight side.

The Parisians were handed a penalty kick as Mbappe went to the ground in the box after a clumsy challenge from Dani Carvahal. The Argentine stepped up to take the ensuing kick but Thibaut Courtois guessed the right way to save.

Two minutes later, Ronaldo put Manchester United a goal up against the Seagulls in a Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

That inspired Nigerian football enthusiasts to storm social media to continue the unending GOAT debate.