Want to feel old?
Xavi Hernandez has left Barcelona. Andres Iniesta is 33-years-old. And today, Lionel Messi turned 30.
It seems like yesterday, not 10 years ago, that Messi was racing through Getafe’s defence to score that Maradona-esque goal at the Camp Nou.
Messi is a different player now than he was back then but there’s no question he will continue to entertain for years to come.
Just look at Cristiano Ronaldo, who is coming off one of the most successful seasons of his career at the age of 32.
Ronaldo’s triumphs last season, in which he reached his 600th career goal and helped Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double, gave more support to the argument that the Portuguese is the greatest of all time.
MESSI VS RONALDO
Everyone has been involved in a Messi or Ronaldo debate. In the pub, in the office or, as the Champions League’s official Twitter account found out, on Twitter.
Wishing Messi a happy 30th birthday, the official account for Europe’s elite competition asked fans if the Argentinian is “the greatest?”
Cue a flurry of defiant responses from Cristiano Ronaldo’s supporters.
Check out the tweet, and the responses, below.