Recall that the Inter Miami star recently proved himself further ahead in the rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, as he won his eighth Ballon d’Or, compared to the Portuguese’s five.
However, it is suspected that the Portuguese star is affected, as he liked and replied to a post criticising Messi.
The 38-year-old lined up with the rest of his Al-Nassr teammates in the Kings Cup clash against Steven Gerard’s Al-Ettifaq side.
Ronaldo received a hostile reception from the Ettifaq fans, with the crowd consistently chanting Messi’s name to taunt the Portugal international.
Ronaldo did not have the easiest of games and entered the referee’s book as early as the 12th minute for dissent.
He also registered only one shot on target in 120 minutes of action.
🎥 | Al-Ittifaq club fans changing “Messi, Messi, Messi” and Cristiano Ronaldo gets upset 😂😂😂😂That name is a menace to him pic.twitter.com/5Gsjp3GSrh— PSG Chief (@psg_chief) October 31, 2023
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo supporters have insisted that the Portuguese forward is still the GOAT despite Lionel Messi winning an 8th Ballon d’Or.
A large section of football fans and observers declared Messi the greatest of all time after leading Argentina to World Cup glory last December in Qatar.
Ronaldo, who now plays for Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr has never hidden his desire to win even more Ballon d’Ors but his fans believe he is still the greatest no matter what Messi wins.