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How Ronaldo was upstaged by Messi once again at World Cup

India TV News Desk 27 Jun 2014, 7:27:14 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were the most talked about discussed footballers before the start of the FIFA World Cup at Brazil.The group stage of the tournament has been completed and the football fans as well as the whole world can see how the two great footballers of the present generation are having a contrasting fortune.

while Lionel Messi has been successful in removing the failure of 2010 edition of the World cup and is one of the leading goal scorer of the tournament and also for his country. On the other hand the Cristiano Ronaldo has once failed to fulfill the expectations that were bestwoed upon him. Ronaldo scored just one goal in three league matches of the world cup.It was too late and too little has his efforts proved insufficient to take his side into the next round of the World Cup. But such was not the case before the start of the tournament.

Coming off his most successful season at club level, this was supposed to be the World Cup where Cristiano Ronaldo underlined his new-found superiority over great rival Lionel Messi and his status as the game's best player.It hasn't quite worked out that way. Hindered not just by a left leg injury but also the poor quality of the Portugal teammates alongside him, Ronaldo exits the World Cup with one goal and some below-par performances -- by his standards -- from three group matches.