Ronaldo vs. Messi: 5 Ways You Can't Compare the Players

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Ronaldo vs. Messi: 5 Ways You Can't Compare the Players
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People love to compare the sport's best players.

From the days of Pele, to the years of Maradona, then the reign of Zidane, soccer has seen some phenomenal athletes. In modern times, we are blessed enough to see two players who make the case for being all-time greats: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Debate will ensue for years about who the better player is, and while recent performances may lead some to believe Messi is the world's best, you can never write off Ronaldo.

The biggest problem I see when comparing Messi and Ronaldo occurs in five key comparisons that simply do not work.

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