There has been much made about comparing the talents Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Who is the more complete player? The most effective player? The more successful player? So many questions, so many answers.
The prevalence of Barcelona over Madrid in recent times has allowed for the debate to reignite, giving Lionel Messi the upper hand. Although poor Argentinian performances, contrasted with solid Portugal performances has given people a basis to argue that Ronaldo is the more complete player.
Either way you look at it, arguments exist on both sides.
So now is your chance, let us know who you think is the better of the two. Leave your comments below and check back here for articles relating to the issue. It will be updated regularly and your involvement would go a long way to ensuring we can come to a verdict.
We hope to have a verdict by this time tomorrow.
So who is the more complete player, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?
The Great Football Debate will look to be a weekly addition to the World Football page on Bleacher Report. The live blog style debate will question topics currently causing debate in the football world, providing another outlet for the Bleacher Report community to voice their opinion of certain issues.
The first debate about goal-line technology turned out to be a little long, suggesting that perhaps a debate spread over five days is not the way to go. Therefore this debate will run over a single day, meaning that you have to get your opinion down in the comments fast.
When leaving your arguments in the comments below, begin with either CRISTIANO RONALDO or LIONEL MESSI (or NEUTRAL but preferably not), simply because it will prove to be easier to compile ideas into one concise argument. Make sure to give reasons, examples, videos and if so links to articles that discuss the issue.