(Original post by Ladotelli)
Jesus, where do I start?
Ronaldo is better at free kicks? Really? In 9 years (starting from 2003 until now) Ronaldo has taken 275 free kicks and scored a grand total of.. 18! 18 free kicks scored, out of a possible 275. I mean, you really think he's better? 18 out of 275. Jesus christ. If you want an idea of how bad that is, just imagine Ronaldo taking 257 free kicks. And missing all of them. Messi has a far superior free kick conversion rate (granted, he takes far less), and you think Ronaldo's better at free kicks? People get so caught up when Ronaldo puts away one of those ''knuckleball shots'', they seem to forget how embarassingly bad Ronaldo actually is at free kicks - so bad that I can wager, of all those he's missed, about half of them didn't even get past the wall.
Ball control is impossible to choose? Messi's up there with the likes of Cassano and Iniesta when it comes to killing the ball with a touch - he can kill anything so cleanly, in one perfect motion. Ronaldo, on the other hand, is typically lax when he's trying to control the ball. Messi is head and shoulders over Ronaldo in this department, that much is true.
''Skill'' is a very broad term, but if you mean technical ability, then this is probably even more fallacious than your claim that Ronaldo is a superior free kick taker. Messi is, simply put, the most technically gifted player EVER. Better than Maradona, better than Cruyff, better than Di Stefano, better than anyone. However, while Ronaldo is technically superb, players as technically gifted as him aren't uncommon. Just over the past few years we've had the likes of Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Zidane, Kaka and Figo who were all, at one point, as good as Ronaldo technically, if not better. Messi on the other hand, is the most effective dribbler of all time - even Maradona in his infinite humility, would admit that much. I honestly can't think of one technical aspect where Ronaldo even comes close to trumping Messi, so that argument is pretty much invalid.
Work rate goes to Messi? How often do you watch Messi? Off the ball, unless he's moving in to position to support a teammate, he's pretty much static. But Ronaldo's aerobic capacity is just brilliant for an attacking player, and he exerts himself a whole lot more by working the channels, chasing after those lofted balls forward and working defenders.
Please, get a crowbar and try to wriggle your head free from your backside, because this is plain asinine.
Oh, and if I haven't already mentioned, Messi > Ronaldo.