I have always claimed that i am a Football fanatic and a blog post on football is long pending from my side. I think i should end it…

 

I have not see Pele playing and i have seen only footage which are occasionally shown in sports channels. I have seen Maradona playing, the first world cup i watched was Italia ’90 and the crying face of Maradona, when he was sent out in the final still etched in my memory. I always rated him as the best because he single handedly won a world cup for Argentina. When Pele played, the support players were as good as Pele, but for Maradona it was not the case…

 

As far as other players i have not seen some greats like Eric Cantona, George Best playing. I went in to football fanatacism during the days of Romario, Bebeto, Hagi, Cannigia, Schillaci, Lothar Mathews, Oliver Kahn, Zidane, Ronaldo( Brazil), Ronaldinho, Raul and Beckham… Although all these people are contemporary greats, i didn’t follow them as i followed Maradona. 

 

After a very long time four magic legs have impressed me so much that i wanted to see them again and again and again….

One is Cristiano Ronaldo and another Lionel Messi…

Lionel Messi is a Argentinean international and Barcelona striker. Ronaldo is a portugal international and Manchester United player… The former is just 20 and the later is 23, uff both are younger than me and already a sensation all over the world. There are lot of resemblances between the two. Both are fast, highly skilled and can play with both the legs… The reason being they are so great is the speed with which they operate, they move in lightening speed and Ronaldo’s shots are called “ Ronaldo Rockets”

 

There are two instances that will prove why they are brilliant, in the last match of Manchester United with Aston Villa, Ronaldo made a small flick with his back leg to score the first goal. It was just brilliant and out of the world

 

Check it out…

 

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And Lionel Messi against Getafe FC, did a remake of Maradona’s Goal of the Century ( against England in Mexico ’86- Not the “Hand of God”)… What else you can say other than accepting Maradona’s statement that Messi is the successor for him…

 

Watch it

 

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and the debate which is going to plague in the future. Lionel Messi or Ronaldo ? Who will be the greatest?

 

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I think it will be Lionel Messi, because of the team he is playing with.

 

 

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Marketing Analyst by profession, a quizzer by passion, a blogger by choice, a poet by chance, a non-conformist by gene and a rebel by birth

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  1. Hey, I love Messi too… definately an Argentina fan, and a Maradona fan too… one thing I would like to get your point of view on is… Do u think Ronaldo will survive in the EPL or do u think he will have to move to a spanish league soon…

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