Lionel Messi makes headlines and piles pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo

    Lionel Messi’s goal against Atletico Madrid prompted a massive reaction from the fans on social media, as the Blaugrana returned to the top of La Liga

    Ernesto Valverde’s side endured a torrid night in the Spanish capital, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen keeping the visitors alive throughout the entire first half.

    Although Barcelona’s game improved in the second half, they found very few clear-cut opportunities against a stubborn Los Colconeros’ defense until Messi showed up.

    The Argentinean maestro stepped up to make the difference in Barca’s narrow 1-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano, helping his side go back to the top of the table.

    Messi’s goal against fierce La Liga rivals was straight out of the top drawer, and came only a few hours following Cristiano Ronaldo’s disappointing display for Juventus, leading the Catalans fans to go mad on social media.

    Indeed, everything that happened on Sunday once again sparked debate about the greatest player of all time [GOAT].

    According to the Daily Express, while the Bianconeri fans were busy blasting the Portuguese forward, the Blaugrana supporters joined the party, calling their idol the GOAT.

    One said: “Messi scoring the winner 9 hours after a Ronaldo disasterclass”.

    Another added: “Big fan of Ronaldo but I think Messi is the best we’ll ever see. #ATLBAR #LaLiga”.

    “Unreal to think there are people who believe Ronaldo > Messi,” a third explained.

    One more said: “Messi is a way more complete footballer than Ronaldo”.

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