Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Friends? Uncovering Relationship & Rivalry Between Al Nassr & Inter Miami Star

Published 01/31/2024, 1:34 PM EST

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From the last two decades, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, their fans have also taken the rivalry very seriously. It has also resulted in both players avoiding conversational exchanges with each other. Therefore, it also raises the question of whether the Al Nassr and Inter Miami stars are clear rivals or if there is a friendship brewing.

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There is no doubt that it will not be a straightforward task to replicate the impact of the duo ever again. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe might be following the same suit. Yet, that remains a debate to exchange after a decade or so. As of now, let us take a look at the interesting dynamics between the Portuguese forward and La Pulga.

The rivalry of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has always been respectful

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There have been times when the family members or Cristiano Ronaldo himself targeted Lionel Messi after he won the awards. The most recent one was calling the 38-year making the statement Ballon d’Or and FIFA “The Best” awards won by La Pulga this season are losing their credibility. Despite the bumps and bruises, both held a respectful opinion of each other. At one time, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner made a huge statement that even won the hearts of fans of Lionel Messi.

The Al Nassr star said that to like him, you don’t have to hate Lionel Messi and vice versa. He also added that fans of both sides have enjoyed the competitive spirit of how both stars showcased during their times in Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively. He also declared that both of them changed the spirit of soccer. The Inter Miami star also called this rivalry a so-called battle and added that it was admirable that both of them have competed with each other.

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There is no doubt mutual respect will remain between them for each other, even in friendship or rivalry. As far as Cristiano Ronaldo, the situation with him for the last dance remains unclear.

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There were hopes that Cristiano Ronaldo would play a role from the bench in the upcoming game against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami. However, it looks like the 38-year-old has not yet recovered from his injury. In a recent press conference, Luis Castro announced that his star forward is currently undergoing his final step toward his full recovery.

Despite this, there remains a hope that we could see the duo clash against each other in the distant future. The reason is Cristiano Ronaldo will be traveling with the rest of the team for the game against Herons.

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It looks like the fans can only hope to see the duo against each other. What are your thoughts on the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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Anuj Nikhil Virjiani

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