Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: Who is the best? Seven reasons the Portugal superstar is superior after Euro 2016 triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo has done it. He’s clinched a trophy with his country, Portugal.

And so the question resurfaces, once again – who’s better: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

The La Liga rivals have dominated the Ballon d’Or over the past six years, but Ronaldo now firmly has bragging rights after success with his country at this summer’s European Championship.

His triumph, to rub it in even further, arrives only a few weeks after Messi announced his retirement from Argentina in the aftermath of their Copa America final defeat to Chile.

Should the Barcelona forward remain loyal to his decision, his chances of lifting a trophy with his country are over.

And so talkSPORT has put together seven reasons why Ronaldo should be considered the better player – check out our points by viewing the slideshow above.

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