Ex-Real Madrid star picks Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo

Ross Houston
April 6, 2020

Meanwhile, other than Ronaldo, Juventus have reached an understanding with the first team players and the coach after they agreed to cut their wages of four months in order to protect their club from the ongoing crisis caused by the novel coronavirus.

Former Spanish global Xavi believes that Messi's consistency has made him the world's greatest footballer ranking him above Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. Defender Daniel Rugani was the first to be reported and eventually, midfielder and French World Cup victor Blaise Matuidi and Argentine star Paulo Dybala all tested positive. "The way he plays is incredible", Kaka, who played for Real Madrid for five years, said when asked who he would pick out of Messi or Ronaldo during an Instagram Live Q&A for FIFA's channel. He's a genius, a pure talent. Between 2008 and 2018, Ronaldo and Messi won the Ballon d'Or award.

Kaka said: "Cristiano is a machine". He is strong mentally. He always wants to win and play. To be the best. For me, that's the most incredible thing he has.

The former AC Milan ace also picked former Inter Milan and FC Barcelona striker Ronaldo Nazario as the best Brazilian he has played with while naming Ronaldinho as his second choice.

Some pundits will come out to say Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer, while some will say Lionel Messi is the best in heated discussions. Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, with whom Cristiano played for six years, named Messi as the best of the pair.

Cristiano has repeatedly said that his duel with Messi in Spain's La Liga made him a better player, while Messi noted that the rivalry between the two will remain forever.

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