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Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi: Who was the best in 2014? (Part 2/5: World Cup)

who was the best in 2014? Ronaldo or Messi? Second part of this Christmas series: the World Cup. 2014 touches 
to its end, the time of the year’s balance sheets rang. Football friends, do not worry, this is also the case for your favorite sport. Between the Christmas celebrations and the celebration of the New Year, the writing of offers to you to go back in detail on the performances of the two best football players on the planet: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On display with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, in the course for the gold Ball 2014, also wore high coats of arms of their respective selections on the occasion of the World Cup in Brazil. For the second part of our retrospective series, let us focus on the performance of our World Cup champions on Brazilian terrain.

The football World Cup is simply the biggest sporting event in the world. What better, for the greatest contemporary footballers, to get ahead for the benefit of their selections. Portugal, for Cristiano Ronaldo. Argentina, for Lionel Messi. Let’s start with the Portuguese. The Lusitanian selection has experienced a real hell in Brazil. First match: Germany beats 4-0 Portugal by Cristiano Ronaldo. A humiliating setback for CR7, invisible during this encounter. Defeat that they will digest half by making only one draw (2-2) against the United States. It was during the last game, facing Ghana (Victory 2-1 of Portugal), that Cristiano Ronaldo will save his honor. The precious winger succeeds in scoring his 50th goal in selection, however not preventing Portugal from going out through the small gate of this competition.

For Lionel Messi, the mass is quite different. The Argentine genius managed to score 4 goals in the first phase, scoring at each game (Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria). He is each time designated man of the match and finishes even better dribbler of the group stage. Captain of his selection, Messi hoisted Argentina to the top of his group and confronted, in the next round, Switzerland (Victoire 1-0, the decisive pass of Messi). In the quarterfinals, the South Americans succeed – not without harm – in ejecting Belgium from Eden Hazard. Sentences that they also find in semi-finals against the Netherlands, Messi and his teammates qualifying for the final after the end of the shoot at the goals. But blunted physically and in technical breakdown, Argentina logically inclines 1-0 against Germany. Leo Messi, although quite transparent during the last matches of his team, is named best player of the World Cup 2014. What did you think was the best in the World Cup between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

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