A picture of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo pitting their skills against each other in a chess game has sparked reactions among football fans, including journalist Piers Morgan.
The pair shared a picture on their Instagram pages in an ad, playing chess to the fancy of fans as the World gets ready for the 2022 World Cup.
A fan wrote, “Picture of the century.”
Another fan said, “This will be a wallpaper for millions of people.”
Another wrote, “Woow! The best photo I have ever seen in a long time.”
Another fan said, “This is legendary.”
Veteran journalist Piers Morgan who conducted the controversial interview with Cristiano Ronaldo, wrote, “What a picture!”
Although it was an ad, football fans could not help reading meanings into the scenario and recalling the duo’s exploits when the picture surfaced online last night, November 19, 2022.
The pair were spotted analyzing where to go on a Louis Vuitton bag that was being used as a chessboard.
Both men posted similar captions alongside the photo on their Instagram pages, which reads;
“Victory is in the Mind. A long-standing tradition of handcrafted trunk-building photographed by @louisvuitton.”
Indeed, Ronaldo and Messi are one of the greatest stars ever produced in football.
Messi and Ronaldo have produced over two thousand goals and over a thousand assists throughout their career.
They have won the Ballon d’Or 12 times between them, with several individual awards and trophies with both club and national teams.
As things stand, the 2022 World Cup may likely be their last World Cup tournament, with both players hoping to steer their countries to a major trophy before exiting the scene.
The 2022 World Cup schedule has made it likely that both teams can meet in the final because of their placement in the Group.
In Ronaldo’s controversial interview with Piers Morgan, the Portugal star has referred to the Argentine international as a great footballer.
While Ronaldo has been under the spotlights of the media following a controversial bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on the state of things at Manchester United, Messi has enjoyed a considerably cool space, cutting a relax figure heading to the World Cup.
In the midst of the media brawl and backlash on Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi granted a somewhat telling interview on how he relish his privacy and detest the incessant prying eyes of the media.
The Argentine playmaker must have indirectly referring to Ronaldo’s tell-all interview which has placed the former Real Madrid star at the center of the conversation for days.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo timed his interview to allow him some time away from the club. This means he must have anticipated the pandora box of problems he would open after the interview.
Nevertheless, it is pretty clear that the relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is not soiled. The two players are are in good terms following this trendy picture.
Football fans are really anticipating an epic 2022 World Cup final between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. At least, it will settle the scores on who is the greatest.
Most importantly, one of the goats will have an opportunity to wrap up a legendary international and football career in style if they meet in the final.