1. Las siete vidas de Vinicius
  2. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  3. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  4. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  5. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  6. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  7. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  8. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  9. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  10. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  11. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  12. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  13. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  14. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  15. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  16. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  17. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  18. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  19. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  20. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  21. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  22. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  23. José Mourinho next club
  24. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  25. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  26. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  27. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  29. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  30. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  31. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  32. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  33. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  34. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  35. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  36. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  37. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  38. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  39. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  40. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  41. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  42. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  43. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  44. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  45. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  46. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  47. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  48. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  49. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  50. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  51. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  52. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  53. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  54. Nani Joins Orlando City
  55. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  56. Crisis in Dortmund
  57. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  58. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  59. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  60. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  61. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  62. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  63. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  64. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  65. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  66. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  67. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  68. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  69. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  70. UEFA report highlights Jurgen Klopp’s astonishing Liverpool job as Reds compete with incredible finances of Man City

 

I will sell all my earthly properties, do 3 jobs if needs be, save all the penny that I can just to travel down to the ancient Catalonia city and see the 8th and 9th wonders of the world in the same team.

But someone should wake me up from this dreamy state.

Are you really freaking kidding me?

I hope not.


But think of it, if the two greatest players of their generation could play for the same team..

Boy oh boy, it would have been a delight to watch.

Though their rivalry at different clubs which happens to produce the strongest club rivalry in modern football makes us glued to our T.V set.

Their eternal comparison gives the tabloids enough stories to make them smile always to the bank.

What would football have been in the last decade without these 2 international stars.


But for the first time, am made to look at this question from a different perspective.

What if the two have played together in the same club.

What would have happened if Barcelona lined up Messi and Ronaldo every week.

How would fans be eentertained with the two greatest players ever on the same pitch.

Are you thinking the same thing with me?


Messi-ronaldo in Barça:

Believe you me, I would rather not qualify for the UEFA champions league than get to the elite competition and face a Messi-ronaldo’s Barca in a semifinals or final.

It would spell disaster and I know that already.

I rather remain in the Spanish 2nd division than to play top flight football in la liga and meet these deadly duo in the same team.

Even though it would mean playing them twice in the whole season- am just afraid of the humiliation I might suffer.


Now just look at the big picture:

If Cristiano Ronaldo came to barca in 2008/09 which coincided with Barca’s ever best season 2008- 2012 in their history.

How devastating that team would have been?

You have a Pep Guardiola as a coach.

A team of defenders led by Carles Puyol.

Midfield being marshalled by the duo of Xavi-Iniesta and add a Sergio Busquets to that and you are always sure to have above 80% possession in all games.

Then put a forward line of Messi-ronaldo operating from the wings with a Samuel Eto’o or Henry Thierry in the centre forward.


This formation is better left imagined than discussed…

Am still looking for a word that I will use to describe the effect

Author: Okechukwu Ekemezie

The football doctor, Passionate football writer.
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