New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: The debate for the ‘Greatest of All Time’ or GOAT continued with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being the only two players in the list for the salutation. In the football world, Ronaldo and Messi have been in the race for best player for over a decade now. Despite playing in different leagues, the two never fail to amuse their fans with their skills and dedication for the game.

Recently, the debate further goes on with both Ronaldo and Messi shining for Barcelona and Juventus respectively on Tuesday night with individual brilliance. Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal, but the Barcelona suffered another blow to their La Liga title hopes after Atletico Madrid managed a 2-2 draw.

Messi scored his 700th in style and reached another milestone at Camp Nou by chipping the ball in the centre after being given a penalty stroke. However, Atletico hit back twice with spot-kicks of their own, Saul Niguez converting both after Barca took an early lead through Diego Costa's own goal.

The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home on Wednesday, a formidable lead with five games left.

On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his brilliance yesterday night with a long-range rocket leading his team, Juventus, to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Genoa. With this win, Juventus stands four points clear at the top of Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who had looked off the pace following the league's restart from the coronavirus shutdown, showed that he was back to his best seven minutes later when he charged towards goal before letting off a rocket of a shot that Perin could only grasp at as it fired into the net.

Juventus has 72 points from 29 games with Lazio on 68 after their 2-1 win at Torino earlier on Tuesday. Genoa stayed 17th with 26 points, one point and one place above the relegation zone but having played a game more than the bottom three.

 

 

(With Agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan