Cristiano Ronaldo is playing like a ghost of his normal self and he is convinced he knows why, there's a ghost following him everywhere called Lionel Messi!
He has missed so many chances and free kicks which he normally puts away with ease for his club, Real Madrid, but as soon as he pulls on a Portuguese shirt he sucks, big time!
Ronaldo has always dreamed of being the Nr 1 player in the world and to achieve this status he has to perfom for his national team, otherwise he will join the ranks of wannabee's who play brilliant for their clubs and miserable for their country (A certain player from England & Man Utd proves that point). Messi is determined to keep his status as "numero uno" and Ronaldo is convinced every time he misses an open goal, shoots a free kick into the stands or hits the corner flag he sees Lionel Messi playing in the opponents goal and this puts him off scoring!
Cristiano is seeking the aid of a Ukrainian exorcist to rid him of the Messi ghost before they play Holland in the deciding game. He's hoping that he will see "butter fingers" Stekelenburg in goal instead of the "Messi mirage" and blast his country into the quarter finals.
Messi hasn't commented on Ronaldo's "Fata Morganas" because he's too busy "ghosting" past defenders and banging in hat-tricks against Brazil, etc!