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Ronaldo greater than Messi: Fans reignite GOAT debate after Manchester United star's hat-trick

00:16 EAT 13/03/2022
Messi Ronaldo
Following his treble against Spurs, football fans claimed the Portugal international is the Greatest of All Time and not the Argentine superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur has reawakened the Greatest of All Time Debate amongst fans on social media.

The Portugal international was in excellent form against Antonio Conte’s team as he propelled Manchester United to a hard-fought 3-2 triumph in Saturday’s Premier League match at Old Trafford.

With his heroics against Spurs, Ronaldo became the second oldest player to score an English topflight treble at 37 years and 35 days.

Also, he has now scored thrice in a match in each of the last 13 seasons of his club career (every season since 2009-10), with his treble today his 49th career hat-trick at club level.

That inspired football enthusiasts to storm social media to continue the unending GOAT debate, with many stating that the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward is the greatest ever and not Argentina international Lionel Messi.


Even at Ronaldo's heroics, some fans are adamant and they claim Messi is the greatest footballer ever.

Having in mind that Messi has failed to find the net in his last six games across all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions, Ronaldo's man-of-the-match performance is an opportunity for a few to launch a jibe at the 34-year-old.

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