Being regarded as the biggest rivals in the football world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi does have rather a friendly relationship in reality.
The 2015 Ballon d’Or gala where at the one hand created history for the Argentinian striker on the other it provided a rare chance to witness some of the greatest players in a true sportsmanship. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, all three being the core of their sides, try every single possible way to outnumber the opponents.
However the ceremonies like the las one provide us a chance to watch their true faces towards each other. Lionel Messi was the ultimate winner of the gala however the attitude all three of them, especially Cristiano Ronaldo, had towards each other has won millions of hearts.
The Portuguese appeared calm even at the time of announcement of the winner apart from praising his opponent earlier. Lionel Messi and Neymar also showed the gesture of respect towards the Real Madrid striker.
The maturity in the behavior of the Portuguese striker has been praised by the media who does not let go any of his single gesture. Roberto Morales wanted to look at how Cristiano Ronaldo faced the award ceremony of the Golden Ball on Monday after the eternal rivalry with Leo Messi that exists for years. “He’s gone to the gala knowing that he will not win, with a smile to Messi and praising his greatest enemy. It is the perfect way to understand their rivalry”. Said the journalist.
Meanwhile, Frederic Hermel also supported the idea of the change of attitude of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. “There was a rivalry between the two a few years ago, but they have realized that they are of another breed.
They are superior to the rest and respected. Cristiano knew he would not win the Golden Ball, but attended the gala because he understood I had to go.”