In a viral video from early March, Chelsea forward Joao Felix chose Lionel Messi of Argentina over Cristiano Ronaldo as the best free-kick taker he had ever seen.
This video has surfaced after both players have once again reignited their long lasting rivalry by scoring amazing free-kicks for their respective national teams.
In Portugal’s thrashing of Liechtenstein by a score of 4-0, Ronaldo scored two magnificent goals, while Lionel Messi also scored as Argentina defeated Panama 2-0.
Ronaldo converted his free kick in the 63rd minute after thumping his shot past Liechtenstein shot-stopper Benjamin Buchel.
On the other hand, Messi converted his free-kick for Argentina in the 89th minute against Panama, curling a delightful free kick over the wall and into the top-left corner.
With their breathtaking goals last night, the anticipated discussion about which of the two superstars is the better free-kick taker has already become heated. In the meantime, a video of Chelsea star and Ronaldo’s Portuguese teammate Joao Felix choosing the greatest free-kick taker has appeared online.
Best player to take a free kick?
Joao Felix: "Messi"
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Fans are shocked to see this video, considering Joao Felix idolizes his Portuguese team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. Thus, picking his arch rival is a weird thing.