Written by Conor Kelly Produced by Tifo Studios

One of the topics in modern football that captures the attention most is the perceived rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both have always acknowledged each other and claim that the competition is healthy. Such level of respect is commonplace amongst players, but occasionally a genuine apathy exists which sparks fierce battles and bitterness. The prime example of this is the rivalry between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira, an Irishman and a Frenchman who embodied their respective clubs.


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