Ronaldo. Cristiano. CR7. The Saviour of Los Blancos goes by many names, The 4 time Balon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the focal point of worship in Madrid. The deity that led Real to La Decima (a record 10th European cup/Champions League) in 2014, and La Undecima (11th Title) in 2016, the contingent regularly invest themselves in the proclamation of the Portuguese Winger, disregarding the validity of a "Leo Messi". Although he has passed through many traditions and believers, (Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United) the constant adoration of Ronaldo has been present throughout.
Developed through the famous Blaugrana academy, Lionel Messi is praised by his people. The little number 10 is accepted by many Barca fans as the only true "absolute" rejecting the Godly status of "Cristiano" also reaching 4 Balon d'Or awards. The best player in a Golden age of Barcelona football, Messi has won the treble (League, cup and European competition) twice .(08-09, 14-15) The constant consistency of Leo Messi only remaining in the camp nou proves to the blaugrana he is definitely the only legitimate truth in the world of football.
These players serve the Club, they do all they can to carry on the legacy of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
CAN THEY COINCIDE?
Contrasting traditions and beliefs, can these 2 clubs ever get along?
Real Madrid and Barcelona are 2 sides of the same coin, extreme opposites that have different philosophies of how to play football, how to build the squads, the intent of the clubs and even the type of players they intend to sign. These different belief systems mold the traditions and beliefs of the clubs and fans alike, who liken to the culture of the club. Always at ends with each other, it is rarely seen when Los blancos worshippers and praisers of the Blaugrana agree or interact with each other. Identifying with their club culture, each set of fans are determined to expose the others philosophies and prove theirs is the only true way.
Barcelona believe in maturing players through their famous "Blaugrana" youth academy, producing superstars such as Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and the penultimate Lionel Messi. They play "tiki taka" football which is a style that focuses on quick, precise passing in tight spaces to dominate possession and break down defences, which influences them to sign technical players that are able to play direct passes and use sublime dribbling, disgusted at the Real Madrid club culture, Barcelona believe in winning, not prioritising how they win and are not afraid to be labeled the "bad guys".