Unnoticed images shows Cristiano Ronaldo hugging Lionel Messi during El Clasico
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the greatest players of our time. And they have managed to maintain a healthy rivalry over the years as they dominate the football world.
Many are of the opinion of that they have spurred each other on to greatness. As they have insisted without Messi they would be Ronaldo and vice versa.
Thierry Henry said on Sky Sport: “Messi saw Ronaldo scoring his 100th goal in the Champions League before him. He saw that and he had to respond.
“I’ve said it so many times – Ronaldo helped Messi to be better, and Messi helps Ronaldo to be better.
“We saw that again – he had to respond to what Ronaldo did in midweek.”
But despite the rivalry between them, they have always had that respect for each other. And it was extended in a friendly gesture as they hugged each other before kick-off.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi hug in el clasico
Watch the moment as captured by the fans
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Cristiano Ronaldo just wanted to touch the goat..pic.twitter.com/RJpqMoMNtG
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