New Delhi: The debate over who is the best footballer in the world has seen Lionel Messi beat Cristiano Ronaldo in the last few years. Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or twice while Ronaldo has never won it.
But while Messi might have outperformed Ronaldo at the club level things are a tad bit different at the international stage. CR7 has time and again challenged the opinions of Messi loyalists.
The latest instance of that was in Portugal's 2-1 win over Netherlands at Euro 2012. Ronaldo scored both goals for Portugal in emphatic style. He could have added to that tally, but was denied twice by the post. This was the first time Ronaldo found the back of the net at Euro 2012, making him the first Portuguese to score in 5 consecutive major international tournaments.