David Ramos/Getty Images Who's better -- Messi or Ronaldo? The first match day of UEFA Champions League is done, agen judi bola terpercaya the debate still rages: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? That's because the latter netted a hat trick Tuesday in Real Madrid's 6-1 win at Galatasaray, only to be matched by the former Wednesday in Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Ajax. Both are at the top of their games, leading massive clubs in the direction of big things.
Messi netted the 24th hat-trick of his Barcelona career as Gerardo Martino's situs judi bola men swept past the Dutch champions in confident fashion at Camp Nou on Wednesday, with defender Gerard Pique also finding the net. However, Barca survived a number of scares on their way to victory, Ricardo van Rhijn agen judi bola terpercaya Lerin Duarte each going close for Frank de Boer's men, who missed a chance for a late consolation as Kolbeinn Sigthorsson saw his penalty saved by Victor Valdes. Ajax's positive attacking play forced Barca to play on the counter-attack for large periods of the game, but Messi believes the ends more than justified the means. "It is good to make a winning start knowing that all groups of the Champions League are difficult," he told Canal +.
Lionel Messi, after Ronaldo hat-trick, scores three against Ajax
You just knew Lionel Messi, Ronaldo's rival in La Liga, would respond. Messi scored three goals himself to take him closer to Raul's all-time record in Europe's top club competition agen judi bola terpercaya Barcelona thumped Ajax 4-0 to earn maximum points at the Camp Nou. For all of its possession in the early stages, Barcelona failed to unlock the Ajax defense until Messi won a free kick at the edge of the box. The Argentine took the free kick agen judi bola terpercaya put the ball past a helpless Kenneth Vermeer in the 21st minute to start the rout against the Dutch champion. Tweets by @CNNFC Messi doubled the advantage with another left-footed finish after good work from midfielder Sergio Busquets in the 55th minute before completing his treble in the 75th.