Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to join forces to record charity single for UNICEF

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Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo are to join forces to record a duet early in April as they look to put their footballing rivalries aside for the greater good.


Though the duo are by no means enemies off the field of play it’s fair to say they do not associate which each other outside of awards ceremonies and other footballing events. However agents representing the players convinced their respective clients that the project would only heighten their popularity, especially with those who do not follow the game religiously.


For Messi the need for good publicity is perhaps increased given that the Nou Camp man is currently fighting a tax evasion case.


Cristiano Ronaldo is known to be a keen Karaoke singer and former Man United team-mate John O’Shea famously remarked during their shared time at Old Trafford. 


‘Cristiano’s mad for Oasis, you could always hear Life Forever blaring out of his headphones before the big match, it helps get him in the mood’



News of the charity single comes ahead of the El Clasico this weekend, a match that is rightly considered the biggest match in club football, with Barcelona currently holding a commanding ten point lead over Real Madrid, with Atletico Madrid sandwiched between the two arch rivals.


As yet the song the pair will record is unknown though some sources suggest the Argentine and Portuguese internationals will perform ‘Dancing in the Street’, most famously recorded by David Bowie and Mick Jagger in the mid 80s.

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