He won the Champions League and now he explains how to stop Cristiano and Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the soccer world for years

By Emmanuel Mendez

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the soccer world for years
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the soccer world for years
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For no one it is a secret that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the soccer world for many years, although currently neither of them is at his best level, that one that led them to take turns individual trophies such as the Ballon d'Or from 2008 to 2017, although the Argentine still won it several times after that year.

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There is no doubt that both Cristiano and Messi set the standard to follow for many years, but now neither of them play in Europe, but have taken very different paths for the respective ends of their careers. On the one hand, the Portuguese decided to become the highest paid player in the world and plays for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

Meanwhile, Messi had the opportunity to earn even more money than Ronaldo, but decided to opt for the Miami lifestyle and signed with Inter Miami, and currently plays in the MLS. Nowadays, they are no longer invincible, although they continue to amaze us all with their enormous level, but when both were at their prime they were practically unstoppable, or at least for almost all the opponents they faced.

Former Chelsea player and UEFA Champions League winner, John Obi Mikel, spoke about his experience playing against both and assured that marking the Argentine was much more difficult: "When we played against Manchester United, when Cristiano was there, we knew that Ashley Cole could deal with him, but every time we played against Barcelona, oh my God! The whole week's training was about Messi (...) You can't score 1vs1 against Messi, it's impossible. You are dead. I think Messi is from another planet," said the former Chelsea player.

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Who was John Obi Mikel?

John Obi Mikel was a midfielder who spent the best years of his career at Chelsea, a club with which he was even crowned UEFA Champions League champion in 2012. He also won two Premier League titles and one Europa League. In total, he won eleven titles as a player of the London team.

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