Arguably the greatest players in the world are the Argentinian, Lionel Messi, and the Portuguese, Cristiano Ronaldo.
One wears Adidas, while the other Nike. Neither like to lose. Both have the same thing in mind: To be the best.
I could make a long slide on both players or on how these two players make the rivalry better, but instead I'll keep it short enough for unfamiliar fans to understand and so I don't repeat anything that big time fans already know.
Ronaldo is known as a diver, ladies man, and all around amazing skill player. He is really hated among Barça fans and maybe across the world from other fans who just don't like his personality. Along with that hatred comes like.
He is adored by Madrid and Portuguese fans as well as attracting loads of stunning ladies like Kim Kardashian, etc. The main idea I'm trying to point out is that Ronaldo wants to win. And it seems as if he can't escape the limelight in football. It must drive him crazy that he isn't the number one player in the world, though.
Messi is called the best player in the world, a flopper, and a soft player who needs to grow some b****. Nonetheless, this short guy has amazing ball handling, vision, passing, and finishing that makes him the best in the world. Is he the Greatest Of All Time? I doubt it, but he certainly wants to get up there and surpass Pele.
The winner of the 2011 Ballon d'Or has numerous problems with the Argentinian national team that it's hard to consider him the GOAT. Yet, we should enjoy him while we can because he will only stay in his prime for a couple of more years.
Time and time again, these two don't surprise us by their play on the pitch and their reception off it.