Ronaldo says he wants to 'checkmate' Lionel Messi at the WC

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal captain, has said that it would "be beautiful" to "checkmate” Lionel Messi during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 


Ronaldo Messi and Messi recently shared a picture of themselves playing chase as part of a Louis Viton promotion.

Ronaldo was interviewed by the media in advance of Portugal's opening World Cup fixture with Ghana on Thursday, November 14.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner, he spoke out about Messi to the media To be honest, I would love to be the one who checks him out (Messi).

Let's see. It would be breathtaking. It would be amazing if it could happen in football, just like it did in chess.

Ronaldo and Messi have been fierce rivals for more than a decade. Winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

would be a crowning jewel for either of them and would possibly settle the GOAT argument in one's favour, or at least checkmating the opposing side.