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    Juventus newcomer Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score in his Serie A debut on Sunday, reigniting an online debate as his eternal rival Lionel Messi produced a blistering performance in La Liga the same day.

    With eight shots and four on target, Juventus' newly-signed Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't beat Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino in his club's Serie A opener.

    Despite his goalless debut, his team still beat Chievo 3-2 with a stoppage-time winner from Bernardesci. The five-time Champions League winner can boast a 7.5 on football statistics website WhoScored, while his eternal rival, Barcelona's No.10 Lionel Messi was rated 10.0 after netting two goals in his side's 3-0 defeat of Alaves.

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    Ronaldo and Messi fans took to Twitter to add fuel to the eternal debate of who is the better footballer.

    Some argue that Ronaldo's goal scoring ability has declined without his former Real Madrid teammates.

    Others, however, cheered on the Portugal striker after a rocky start.

    This summer, Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Serie A champion Juventus as part of a £105 million deal, ending his 9-year spell at Real Madrid. He netted a staggering 311 goals in 292 appearances for the Spanish football giant, becoming the club's all-time top goal scorer and picking up the Champions League trophy four times.


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