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After completing his move to Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window, Lionel Messi has yet to find his feet. After parting ways with FC Barcelona, he signed a two-year deal with the Parisians, with the option to extend it for another year.
He has appeared in two Ligue 1 games for the French Capital, one as a substitute and the other for around 76 minutes, without scoring or assisting on a goal.
During yesterday's game against Lyon, he came within inches of hitting the angle post with a 25-yard free-kick before Mauro Icardi scored a late-minute goal to give the French club a perfect League record.
Many football fans around the world refer to the French League as a "Farmers league" since it is less competitive and PSG has won the title for seven straight seasons with a larger margin.
According to the league's history in the twenty-first century, this is correct, with Kylian Mbappe winning the Golden Boot four times in a row. Despite La Liga's fierce competition, Messi dominated it for years, winning the Golden Boot five times in a row during his tenure with Barcelona.
Many believed he was greater than the league himself when he finalized his move to Ligue 1, believing he would take the league by storm from his first appearance because of his background and exploits in the sport.
Instead, he has failed to make an impression, with fans and sports pundits seeing his signing as a weakness for the squad, which was also backed up by Michael Owen during his punditry responsibilities.
Many, on the other hand, questioned Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to join the English Premier League, one of the most tough leagues in the world.
With seven teams contending for the crown each year, the English Premier League is recognized for being a very competitive league. Aside from that, teams from this league have a strong presence in European football, with Chelsea currently reigning champions.
Despite being at their best, great players such as Di Maria, Diego Forlan, Schvchenko, Depay, Ibrahimovic, Higuain, and others have struggled to make an impact in the English Premier League due to its intensity, tension, and tempo.
Cristiano Ronaldo, however, returned to Manchester United at the age of 36, scoring four goals in three games for the club in all competitions, with three of those goals coming in his two outings in the Premier League.
He now appears to be the most likely to score a goal even before the game begins, in contrast to Lionel Messi, who has yet to register a single shot on target in one of Europe's top five leagues.
Ronaldo's brilliance and consistent performances week in and week out should be enough to put an end to the debate about who is the best of all time, since he has shown himself as a prolific goalscorer and a brilliant leader in England, Spain, Italy, and England again.
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