Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Goals

Cesc Fabregas Lionel Messi

BBCLionel Messi plays with a lower quality of opponent at Argentina says Fabregas

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has always been regarded as the "greatest of all time" by devoted fans but some Nigerian supporters have now told Argentina's faithful that "our GOAT is better than your GOAT". "Were it not for CSKA, I would not have been in the World Cup".

Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in Portugal's opening match with Spain, before going on to score the only goal of their 1-0 win over Morocco. They face Argentina on June 26.

After scoring twice against Iceland, Ahmed Musa has more goals in this World Cup than the likes of Messi, Sergio Aguero, Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez.

Earlier it was reported that the player of national team of Croatia decided not to ask for Messi's shirt after seeing him play. The 51-year-old coach said as pressure mounts in Russian Federation, he's also made sure players take regular breaks and have some fun, and stick to a routine drilled into him as a youth coach that includes placing training cones on the pitch during practice.

Argentina has only one point from two matches after drawing 1-1 with Iceland and recording an embarrassing 0-3 loss to Croatia.

"You saw that with Iceland", defender Dejan Lovren said ahead of the Argentina clash late Thursday. When in Barcelona, all is well, he is a terrific player.

In fact, he is the first goalkeeper to save a World Cup penalty from a Portuguese player in the tournament's history. He should have started against Iceland, the weaker team, in the way he played against Croatia because they are a much weaker team and the other way round - the way he played against Iceland was how he should have played against Croatia.

The report claims that Messi is particularly anxious that if Argentina failed to qualify for the second round, his dream of winning the World Cup would be dashed forever.The skipper who has been given one last chance to try and salvage his fledgling campaign by Nigeria's defeat of Iceland, says they must now beat the Eagles in their final group game to have any chance of progressing.

Oliseh added, "I will love to see Belgium play Nigeria in the knockout stages of the World Cup. We have to be united, to express our opinions, and to do everything possible, so the team goes into the game in the best position".

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