Draws in their respective first matches at the World Cup later, the Messi vs Ronaldo comparison can now be closed as settled with the honours going to the Portugal star.
Messi and Argentina had a forgettable match tonight against Iceland, with the former missing even a penalty.
Ronaldo, in contrast, had a magical hat-trick against the formidable Spain in a match that ended in a 3-3 draw yesterday.
Bye bye, Argentina, you may still qualify but the Cup will not be yours.
G Joslin Vethakumar