Cristiano Ronaldo's latest duel with Lionel Messi proved a damp squib as the two superstars played for just 45 minutes of Portugal's 1-0 friendly win over Argentina at Old Trafford on Tuesday. (Portugal earn last-gasp win vs Argentina)
The 27th meeting between Portugal winger Ronaldo and Argentina forward Messi had been billed as a golden opportunity for the world's two best players to underline their credentials for this year's Ballon D'or award. (Also read: Wayne Rooney becomes England's third-highest goal-scorer)
Between them, current holder Ronaldo and Messi have won the past six coveted Ballon D'Or contests, awarded to the player voted the world's best by managers, players and journalists.