Lionel Messi vs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Who Will Lead Their Team to Victory?

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Lionel Messi vs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Who Will Lead Their Team to Victory?
Irba welcome Messi to the San Siro!

Former teammates and now foes will face off in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals as Zlatan Ibrahimović and his AC Milan team will host Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona.

As great as some of the other players are on the pitch, there is no question that Zlatan and Messi will be the two best and most important players on the pitch.

Zlatan has been the best player in Serie A. He has 22 goals this season for the Rossoneri and is their emotional leader. Ibra has let his emotions get the better of him this season as well, as he was suspended for three games for slapping Napoli’s Salvatore Aronica.

Since coming off suspension, Zlatan has scored seven goals in four games.

On the other side, you have the little genius of Lionel Messi.

Messi is on a tear again this season, scoring 35 goals in 28 games in La Liga and a total of 55 goals in all competitions. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner is looking better than ever after a weak January and early February. He recently became FC Barcelona's all-time leading goal scorer, passing Cesar Rodriguez. Messi now has 235 total goals with FC Barcelona.

Messi is still 24, let's not forget.

There's no doubt that all eyes will be on Zlatan and Messi. So what do these two players have to do to lead their team to victory, other than obviously score goals?

Here's what I think.

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