For the past few years now there has been a lot of talk about which player is the best in the world out of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi but, following the big Summer move of Gareth Bale last year, a new rivalry is beginning to emerge, with many suggesting that Bale is hot on Ronaldo's heels at Madrid.
While Gareth Bale did not have the best of starts at Real Madrid he does finally seem to have found his feet in Spain and is beginning to show that he has the potential to mix it with the best in the world. Gareth has put in some great performances of late and scored some impressive goals, making people compare him to Cristiano.
Real Madrid will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final in Lisbon on May 24 and there were a few worries that Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo would both be unfit for the biggest game of the season. Fortunately though, it has now been confirmed by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti that both Ronaldo and Bale will be fit for the Champions League final. So which one of these stars will shine brightest.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been used to being the top dog at Real Madrid since his big move from Manchester United but how would he be affected if Gareth Bale was to steal the show in the Champions League final? What if Gareth Bale then went on to have a better season than Cristiano Ronaldo next season? Would the Portuguese star be able to play second fiddle? We think not!
Do you think Gareth Bale has what it takes to out perform Cristiano Ronaldo?