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With Ronaldinho seemingly unable to go past a man anymore, subbed off in his last three Barcelona appearances, whistled by his own fans during the Barca vs Lyon game and now crying off sick with a probably real but probably exaggerated thigh injury, and Leo Messi scoring goals like the one above (vs Zaragoza) with alarming regularity, it's time to ask the inevitable question: Has Leo Messi usurped Ronaldinho as both Barcelona and the world's favourite creative midfielder? The answer is, of course, yes.

3 Responses

  1. Andy Glover on 01-10-2007 at 1:12 pm

    I agree if you’re comparing Messi to the player Ronnie SHOULD be. Messi has taken over the mantle of running at defenders, excellent direct play, and scoring goals that mere mortals could only dream of.

    While Ronnie is still an attacking midfielder, he seems to sitting behind, and playing the key passes to let other players do their thing, especially Messi.

    I saw Ronnie when he played in Scotland in the summer, was the best player on the pitch by some way, and that’s saying a lot.

  2. Vladimir Olfac Ramian on 03-10-2007 at 10:45 am

    I think their roles are different now. Ronaldinho has become a playmaker, and I think he is still the best in the world at that. No one in the world can give quality balls as frequently as Ronnie and, today, no one in the world can take advantage of the balls as well as Messi. Great combo — should be nigh unstoppable.

  3. alytoto on 03-11-2007 at 11:04 am

    Messi is the Future of Barca with his gr8 talents he is and will be certainly better than Ronaldinho…
    I agree of course



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