Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has caused a stir on social media after claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to score freekicks in his career.
Ronaldo has over 60 career freekicks but was recently told that luck was behind some of his goal-scoring feats by Aguero.
The former Argentina international sat through a video showing the Portuguese international’s most incredible goals but was less than impressed with what he saw.
Ronaldo is arguably one of the greatest goalscorers ever in the game and had a brilliant career in Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus before his move to Al-Nassr in the winter. He also has a great compilation of beautiful goals with the national team.
Some of his goals were displayed for Aguero to see when social media creator and fellow Kings League team owner Ibai Llanos forced him to watch the top 20 goals of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career.
The video featured some of Ronaldo’s most famous goals, including his long-range screamer for Manchester United against FC Porto, his freekick against Arsenal in the Champions League, and a back-heel from his Madrid days.
While Ibai clearly loved watching Ronaldo’s best goals, Aguero’s reaction to the video was very different.
Aguero claimed that one of the freekick goals was lucky, while he also said that Ronaldo’s 40-yard strike against FC Porto in the Champions League in 2008 was the goalkeeper’s fault.
Fans quickly pointed out Aguero’s bias, though, accusing the former Atletico Madrid striker of hating Ronaldo.
The Argentine is a close friend of Lionel Messi and is arguably his closest pal, with the possible exceptions of Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas.
He has often insisted that the PsG forward is the greatest footballer of all time and a notably better player than Ronaldo.
After Messi inspired Argentina to win the World Cup in December, Aguero told the Manchester Evening News: “I don’t think there is any doubt. For me, there were no doubts before the World Cup and much less now. Cristiano has had an extraordinary career and is a very complete athlete. But Leo clearly has been and is the best.”
While many football fans worldwide might agree with Aguero’s assessment of the Ronaldo vs Messi debate, it is clear that reaction while watching some of Cristiano’s greatest-ever goals was a little petty.