In Good Conscience

Argentina, Messi a reminder football is a team game

It is too late now for Lionel Messi; and too soon to hail this as Cristiano Ronaldo's tournament.

But, in the space of two games apiece, Messi has looked as broken as his national team while Ronaldo has done all of the scoring and made an inferior Portugal side slaves to his greatness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Argentina, Messi a reminder football is a team game'. Print Edition | Subscribe