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Long-standing strife for GOAT status continues

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Since the World Cup 2018, a debate, which every fan is aware of, has been going on as to who is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)--or

A commendable performance shown by has proven to exacerbate the nemesis between the fans of and

Messi's two goals and two assists helped to secure a dominating 5-1 win over on Wednesday (local time).

Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a magical hat-trick the day before against Atletico, gave his fans a chance to overpower him over the

With this hat-trick, the Portuguese helped Juventus dismantle the other side to have a 3-0 win and reached into the quarter finals and as far as the was concerned, he immediately became the "GOAT" for his fans.

Ronaldo's family was also seen cheering for his impeccable performance and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez, cried with tears of joy.

But Messi gave his fans a chance to have a comeback and tackle all fans with his two goals and assists. Also, Messi is now the top scorer at the moment in this season of (CL) with 8 goals.

Messi may have been the top scorer in this season of CL. However, Ronaldo still is the top scorer overall in CL with his goal tally 124 followed by Messi with 108 goals.

So, the question still remains unanswered and the topic is still debatable, who is the GOAT? Some fans do have an answer to this inconclusive question and that is support both and Lionel Messi as both the players, with their sheer hard work and dedication reached where they are right now.


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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 15:26 IST