There is no argument here. Messi is on another level in the league of greats like Pele and Maradona. He is simply a genius, bold, very creative and very very imaginative where as Ronaldo, no doubt a great goal scorer, is much like a workman, spirited, energetic and skillful. His goal scoring is phenomenal. But Messi's presence itself is trans-formative for any team.There is no doubt in my mind that Messi is far far superior to Ronaldo. Period. Both are excellent in their respective teams and space. But in the end Messi is a magician, truly spectacular, mesmerizing and beyond comparison with any contemporary player.