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Messi Obsession Behind Ronaldo's Juve Move?

Lionel Messi Obsession Behind Critiano Ronaldo's Juventus Move?

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By David Kappel - Jul 11, 2018 09:01 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi battled each other for the past nine years in LaLiga, but their direct rivalry has now ended after the Portuguese joined Juventus. A Manchester United legend thinks Ronaldo's obsession with being better than Messi could be the reason for his move to Italy.

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The two superstars have faced each other multiple times in El Clasicos, and shared the Ballon d'Or between them over the past 10 years, with each of them lifting the famous Golden Ball five times so far.

While many believe Ronaldo had become unhappy at Real over broken promises of an improved contract, United legend Ryan Giggs – a former teammate of the Portuguese's – thinks the forward's obsession with being better than Messi could be the reason for his decision to move to Turin.

"I'm surprised that he would leave Real Madrid and go to Italy," Giggs said on ITV.

"I think it's a big challenge for him, but he's going to a huge club. Having that on your CV: Real Madrid, Man United, Juventus – it's some CV.

"He's obsessed with being better than Messi. He has that now, that, 'I did it in England, I did it in Spain, I'm going to do it in Italy... I did it with Portugal.'

"So maybe that will be his argument when (he asks himself): 'Am I better than Messi?'"

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Ronaldo won 10 trophies, including his first UEFA Champions League title, in England with United, and added 16 more pieces of silverware, including four Champions Leagues, at Real Madrid. He also claimed one trophy with Sporting Lisbon and lifted the 2016 UEFA European Championship with Portugal.

Do you think Ronaldo's Messi obsession played a role in his move to Juventus? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Levos66 Joined: 22 Jul 2018
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Levos66 Jul 22, 2018 01:04 AM
@Faysal WHAT?
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Phafoli Joined: 31 May 2016
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Phafoli Jul 20, 2018 12:42 AM
He has done it in England, Spain now Italy but He has never done it against Messi, All CR7 fans go and do your research on their head to head and you get the clear picture of who is really the best.
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DopeZN Jul 16, 2018 01:39 PM
@JOMMAK Alexandra Pato, Cristian Ansaldi, Lucas Ocampos, Joe Hart, Thomas Vermaelen, Emanuele Giaccherini, Gabriel Barbosa, Anthony Mounier. These are some of the players that struggled in Serie A but I doubt you know any of them since you only follow Messi CR7 news, As for smoking dope, don't start something you will not finish. Insults can flow both ways.
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Killer!101 Joined: 14 Jul 2018
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Killer!101 Jul 14, 2018 10:24 AM
Messi is just too good we can see Ronaldo insecure he plays for fame and money if he is the best why is he still trying to prove himself by moving to JUVENTUS
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Manueldosantos Jul 14, 2018 12:11 AM
@King Pele can Messi defend???
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Manueldosantos Jul 14, 2018 12:06 AM
What was his obsession when he went to Real??? If his obsessed with Messi,why doesn't he play the sane position as Messi then on the field or even better join Barca! Giggs is smoking what other former players smoke after they retire. You all thought he was gonna fail @Madrid. Now that he has succeeded,you still harbour hopes he fails in Italy now. Even you think Juve is a big team.
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Cecil_Mobz Jul 13, 2018 10:25 PM
I hate it when people say Messi beats Ronaldo hands down, which football are they watching this dude was on our tv screen while his team was being demolished by the likes of Croatia, he had no magical power to stop them, which u will have to have some to claim that much superiority over CR7.
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Bonganeks Jul 13, 2018 01:32 PM
@Reason85 10000% WITH U BHOZA
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mabelebele234@gmail.com Jul 13, 2018 12:14 PM
Remember Messi has won more that 30 Trophies to his name, he has got more than 30 Gold Medals, he also took Argentina to World Cup final in 2014, and he is still going to achieve 15 or more trophies again and 2022 World cup in Qatar and whether you like it or not Messi invulnerable, indestructable, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, unassailable, impregnable, unyielding, unflinching, unbending, unshakable, indefatigable, inviolable and unbelievable.
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KING PELE Jul 13, 2018 09:50 AM
for me the only comprising between CR7 and Leo Messi is goals, in other departments of the game Messi beats him hands down.
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Reason85 Jul 13, 2018 04:51 AM
Fact: I'm the fan of Christiano Ronaldo, that means Juventus FC is my home now... Thank you
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jul 12, 2018 10:41 PM
Giggs back off u were same as Messie mentally 1 man team, no glory with u'r national teams thats common in u and Messie scared of new challenges and heights...!!!
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2legend1 Jul 12, 2018 08:45 PM
FORZA JUVE he could become a JUVE legend though. Wish he can smash records in Italy. Cos at the moment that's what Juve is all about
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2legend1 Jul 12, 2018 08:41 PM
As great as Ronaldo is don't make him better than Messi.
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Gutihazard14 Jul 12, 2018 04:50 PM
Call it obsession whatsoever for me it doesn't matter much...FACTS:"I did it England,Portugal and Spain, now here I come Italy...Messi? I did it in Spain and...???...
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MR E Jul 12, 2018 04:45 PM
He's just scared of Messi case closed
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JOMMAK Jul 12, 2018 02:43 PM
Eish, clowns...I'm not talking about best goalscorer, I'm saying best player. If your warped logic is true, then a cow like Thomas Muller is the best player Bayern Munich has ever had. But I can tell you now, no Bayern supporters will agree with that assessment. Penald'or is a great scorer, but Messi is better because he combines all the best qualities in one...he's an equally great scorer, but ten times better than Penald'or when it comes to passing, dribbling, assisting, final pass before goal, vision, everything...so why do I still have to argue with idiots about this issue?
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 12, 2018 01:03 PM
Giggs didn't mean to hurt Ronaldo's fans it's just the trueth had to be said and it's always bitter to our feelings but set our souls free I think Ronaldo is obsessed about Messi so he Measure his success through Messi Messi is food for his career Messi is a matter of being a hero or vilein
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NHLANHLA1 Jul 12, 2018 11:53 AM
That photo cowditor says it all
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smo Jul 12, 2018 11:35 AM
But he is already better than messi if we base the argument on gibbs's theory. I think cr7 is motivated by wanting new challenges not this madala's hogwash..

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