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    ChristianOct 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best player in the world.

    Maybe Messi isn’t faster than Ronaldo, but there is so much more to soccer than speed. The difference in speed is very slight, but the difference in acceleration gives Lionel Messi the upper hand. If Messi and Ronaldo were to race for a ball that wasn’t a long distance away, Messi would get to the ball first.

    Everyone should realize that Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world.
    What I agree on, is that Ronaldo did in fact lead Man. U. to victory. But what fans don’t realize is that he also had much help from former teammates Wayne Rooney, Evra, Carrick, Van der Sar and so many more. Ronaldo shouldn’t be given all the credit.
    Last time I checked, soccer was a team sport. Cristiano Ronaldo is one player that obviously does not believe in teamwork. If you watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona, it is obvious that Messi stands out more. Also, for the differences of speed, the upper hand goes to Messi because in an 80 by 100 yard soccer field, most passes and plays are close together. Remember, there are 22 players on the field in total and they know how to mark their men. More short passes are taking place than there are long passes. Therefore, Lionel Messi takes the lead because in short distances, Messi WILL get to the ball first.

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