Cristiano Ronaldo fans have began the New Year with comparisons between himself and his fiercest rival Lionel Messi.
Both the Serie A and La Liga went on break for the festive season and resumed their respective leagues in the first weekend of 2020.
Messi was not at his best when Barcelona played out a 2-2 draw with Espanyol in a derby that saw the Argentine struggle to score a goal.
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On the other hand, Ronaldo started the New Year on a bright note scoring a hat-trick and providing an assist for Gonzalo Higuain in Juve's 4-0 pounding of Cagliari.
And fans have taken to social media to comment that Ronaldo is leading Messi by 3-0 in the New Year as well as making comparisons in matches they played for the respective clubs.
"Goals this decade: Cristiano Ronaldo - 3, Lionel Messi - 0. Choose your GOAT wisely," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Ronaldo already outdoing Messi this decade. My GOAT,"
A third tweeted: "Ronaldo started 2020 with a hattrick. Messi started 2020 with a disaster class."
A fourth added: "Year just started ronaldo 3-0 Messi."
Another wrote: "Seeing Ronaldo score a hatrick and getting an assist really makes me realise. Ronaldo>messi."
Ronaldo opened the scoring for Biaconeri four minutes after the restart and completed his brace from a spot-kick.
He then provided an assist for substitute Gonzalo Higuain before completing his hat-trick eight minutes from time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo cannot stop scoring goals and the Portuguese superstar will continue to set unbeatable records.
The Juventus striker posted a man-of-the-match performance and opened his account in the New year with an emphatic hat-trick against Cagliari.
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