In the WSJ article, It's Time to Start Crying for Argentina, claims Messi was a virtual bystander as Argentina moves to the brink of World Cup elimination.
The loss, coupled with a 1-1 draw in its opener against Iceland--in which Messi missed a penalty to secure a win--leaves Argentina facing an uphill battle to reach the knockout round. Croatia has already advanced from Group D and depending on other results, Iceland could need only a draw in the final round of games to reach the round of 16.
On the other hand in Portugal's first match, Ronaldo scored the first hat trick of the tournament. In Portugal's 2nd game, Ronaldo scored a goal, leading Portugal to a win and making him the highest scoring player of this World Cup tournament.
This brings in the discussion again. Who is better, Ronaldo or Messi? In my opinion, a few games doesn't mean much of anything. I always thought Messi was the best "FOOTBALLER" while Ronaldo was the king of stats.