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Christmas crackers: Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi

You pull, we pull. Facts, jokes and YouTube clips await the winner.

FORGIVE US PLEASE Andrés Iniesta but a sizeable dollop of football fans are in agreement that we witnessing two of the best players that have ever laced up a pair of boots [disclaimer: we think Ronaldo laces his own boots].

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have managed to add another layer of intrigue and flair to the storied rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The twentysomethings have inspired their respective sides to a glut of trophies while battling it out for top-scoring honours and individual accolades.

The only question left to ask is this: Who will crack first and crack greatest?

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La Liga legends: Ronaldo and Messi. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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