There was drama after Argentine superstar Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland. Following the heroics of Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal against Spain, there was some pressure for Messi to score and replicate Ronaldo’s heroics.
Messi did have a chance, a big one when a penalty was given to Argentina and the Barcelona ace stepped up to take it.
The penalty was saved brilliantly and Argentina were unable to break down the Iceland team again ending the game 1-1.
Twitter naturally reacted to this with man pointing to Ronaldo’s ability to lift his Portuguese team to heights they would normally not reach.
Below are some of the reactions.
Messi misses a penalty and somehow, somewhere, I think Ronaldo May be winking.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2018
🎯 Shots in their opening World Cup games:
• Lionel Messi: 11 shots, 0 goals
• Cristiano Ronaldo: 4 shots, 3 goals pic.twitter.com/eBcMH3wfMX
— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) June 16, 2018
This WC is already more exciting than all of South Africa 2010. Last minute winners, a ronaldo hattrick, Maradona doing cocaine in the stands, messi missed a pk, and it’s only the third day
— dan colosimo (@dancolosimoo) June 16, 2018
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 16, 2018
— UNDLUNKULU XOLI (@Undlunkulu_Xoli) June 16, 2018
📸 | Messi vs Iceland.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) June 16, 2018
Hello Ronaldo. It's me Messi. I was wondering how to score a penalty. Pls reply as soon as you get this pic.twitter.com/wR2vPNtMa3
— Mason Greenwood (@blac_childd) June 16, 2018
Messi: Hatrick on my mind.
Iceland: In your dreams pic.twitter.com/6rJT6xC56n
— David Ologunoba (@DavidOlogunoba) June 16, 2018
Argentina still have Nigeria and Croatia to play and they are expected to do much better in those games