"That Ronaldo game against Hungary is the best example of how football is now all about statistics," a neutral fan and Twitter user gambino_66 writes.
On Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 2 goals against Hungary at Euro 2020, one of them from the spot.
Rafa Silva made 2 assists, including the one for the goal that broke the deadlock; however, he's barely discussed by neutrals these days.
Roberto Donadoni: "Ronaldo scores a lot of goals but Messi makes the difference more on the pitch. Leo impresses me more'
"The eras are different. I like Maradona and I like Messi. I like Messi a lot.
"Now, when they speak about Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In terms of characteristics, I like Messi more than Ronaldo because he is a different player technically.
"When I watch a match, Messi impresses me more. Ronaldo scores a lot of goals, of course, but I believe that Messi makes the difference more on the pitch."
As a reminder, Messi has scored more goals (162) than Ronaldo (159) has registered + assists in the last five league seasons.
Gary Lineker: 'Mbappe is most likely to emulate Ronaldo but not Messi - he can do things that others simply can't'
"Talent-wise, there's no question. It's more about whether he has the same drive to sustain his career over 17, 19 years like the two of them (Ronaldo and Messi). It's quite remarkable and it takes something special to do that.
"Messi, this calendar year, has scored more and got more assists than anyone else. Ronaldo is still banging in loads of goals. They are phenomenal.
Mbappe and Haaland are viewed by many as the successors of Messi and Ronaldo.
While the Frenchman has long been linked with a move to Madrid, the Norwegian is said to be among Barca's major targets for the summer of 2022.