Fans vote Lionel Messi’s free-kick against Liverpool as Champions League goal of the tournament

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The official Twitter handle of UEFA Champions League conducted a poll on their microblogging site wherein they asked the fans to vote for the goal of the tournament. The fans gave their verdict, choosing Lionel Messi’s spectacular free-kick against Liverpool in the first leg of the semi-final.

The fans believe Lionel Messi's goal against Liverpool was much better than Ronaldo's goal against Manchester United
The fans believe Lionel Messi’s goal against Liverpool was much better than Ronaldo’s goal against Manchester United

The four nominees were Lionel Messi’s curling free-kick against Liverpool, Christiano Ronaldo’s one-touch flick against Manchester United, Arjen Robben’s mesmerizing zigzag goal against Benfica, and Ivan Rakitic’s piledriver against Tottenham Hotspur. When the results came, it looked as if fans didn’t have a tough time choosing the winner as Messi won by an overwhelming margin.

This development comes a day after UEFA awarded Ronaldo’s goal against Manchester United as the best goal of the season. The fans seem to disagree with the parent body’s decision, intensifying the debate on the greatest footballer on the planet.

As the season has concluded, both Messi and Ronaldo are with their respective nations gearing for their international matches. Argentina will face Nicaragua on Saturday whereas Portugal will take on Switzerland on Tuesday.

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