A picture of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo squaring up against each other on a chess game ahead of the World Cup has sent social media buzzing, MySportDab reports.
The pair shared a pic 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, “Truly, two are the greatest of all times. They have done a lot for the game.”
Veteran journalist Piers Morgan who conducted the controversial with Cristiano Ronaldo, Piers Morgan wrote, “What a picture!”
Another fan said, “This will be a wallpaper for millions of people.”
Another wrote, ” a rivalry that football will truly miss when they finally exit the stage.”
Another fan said, “added Messi and Ronaldo have done a lot for football, the sport will really miss them.”
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.
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 the greatest football.
It is pretty clear, that the two are on good terms. A World Cup final between the two will not just be legendary but football fans’ favorite.