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    Russia Hosts FIFA World Cup 2018 (72)

    After the Portuguese football star added another record to his profile with a World Cup hat-trick, his gesture during the game against Spain prompted social media rumbling. Some are convinced that Cristiano Ronaldo teased his long–time rival, Argentinian Lionel Messi, dubbed “greatest of all-time” in the latest ads.

    Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaped into the air and stroked his chin after he scored the first goal in the game with Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which ended with a 3:3 draw. Although the soccer legend, regarded to be one of the world’s best players, scored two more balls and got his team a point, it was his field antics that excited netizens. Some Twitter users read his GOAT move as a message to Argentina’s Lion.

    READ MORE: Manchester United's Mourinho Predicts Ronaldo to Play Against Messi

    The abbreviation, which means “Greatest of All Times” has been used in an Adidas campaign starring Ronaldo’s long time competitor. Barcelona’s Messi, also regarded the world's best soccer player, posed with a goat for the ad, so Twitter suspected the Portuguese mocked Argentinian stating he is the GOAT here.

    ​Some already predict a new trend is born.

    ​Others are already longing to see how Messi gets back at Ronaldo during today’s game between Argentina and Island.

    ​Argentinian national team is having its opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland in Moscow.

    Russia Hosts FIFA World Cup 2018 (72)


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