Ronaldo and Messi finally have rivals for the Ballon d’Or – Sports & Soldiertalk
Alexander Hassenstein – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mark Ogen, Senior Writer ESPN FC MOSCOW — There has been a passing of the baton at Russia 2018. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo remain the greatest footballers in the world, but if this World Cup has shown us anything, it is that a new wave of superstars have broken through to claim their place at the summit of the global game. Messi and Ronaldo both exited this tournament at the round of 16. They both had their moments of brilliance in which they stamped their mark on the World Cup —