Ex Liverpool Forward Fernando Torres Gives His Verdict on Messi vs Ronaldo GOAT Debate, Video

Ex Liverpool Forward Fernando Torres Gives His Verdict on Messi vs Ronaldo GOAT Debate, Video

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 10, 2023 at 6:59 AM
  • Fernando Torres has become the latest footballing personality to pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The Argentine and the Portuguese have been the best players of this generation with 1400 club goals between them
  • The pair have also won a combined 12 Ballon d’Or awards and a total of nine UEFA Champions League trophies

The football world continues to be divided on who’s the greatest of all time between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The decades-long debate continues to rage on, with former and current footballers weighing in with thoughts on who’s better between both superstars.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Liverpool, Chelsea, English Premier League
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered two of the greatest of their generation by football followers. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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Fernando Torres is the latest star to wade into the debate after partaking in a 'This or That?' challenge on social media.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward picked Messi ahead of Ronaldo, thereby staking his claim on the debate on which of the superstars is superior.

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Both Messi and Ronaldo have amazing individual records and have won 12 Ballon d’Or awards between them - the Argentine winning seven and the Portuguese five.

Where the Paris Saint-Germain star edges out the Al-Nassr star is winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the only major title missing from Ronaldo's trophy case.

Torres picks Haaland over Mbappe

Meanwhile, Torres believes Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland is a better striker than Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, TalkSport reports.

In the same game of 'This or That?' on the Champions League TikTok account, the now-retired Spaniard was tasked with kicking a ball toward his preferred answers.

Haaland has been outstanding in his first season for Manchester City, with the Norwegian forward scoring 25 EPL goals and Mbappe mustering 13 goals in Ligue 1.

When Ibrahimovic settled GOAT debate

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on a 2016 interview, which saw the enigmatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic choose Messi over Ronaldo, calling the Argentine 'in his own league'.

Sharing his opinion on the GOAT debate, the veteran striker did not hesitate with glowing words of praise for his former teammate at Barcelona.

The debate between Ronaldo and Messi has dominated the minds of experts and fans across the world for the past decade and is certain to continue.

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