It’s obvious that if Portugal won Euro 2016, it was always going to be remembered as Ronaldo’s tournament; hardly anyone would think of Edér or Pepe twenty years down the line while thinking back about the summer in France. Ronaldo’s tournament didn’t happen as one would have imagined, but the end is the same, Portugal’s success has been attributed largely to him.

Why can’t we just enjoy two exceptional footballers, the likes of whom we might not see ever again? Portugal’s 2016 Euro win shouldn’t “settle any debate” as far as Messi and Ronaldo are concerned and for the more rational, it wouldn’t. It will add another page to their rivalry, and Messi would need to come out of international retirement to respond.