StoryLionel Messi puts End to talk between him and Ronaldo

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has tried to put an end to the talk about being superior over Cristiano Ronaldo and vice versa.

The duo have been the best players on the planet for the last five years. It is not surprising that they have had the FIFA Ballon d’Or award between each other for the last eight seasons. There could be more along the way. Even though Messi slightly edges Ronaldo in this aspect, he has been significantly better than the former Manchester United star in terms of the overall trophies.

Ronaldo, however, will argue that the title of being the best player in the world is not awarded on the basis of team performances but instead on individual performances.The debate has once again begun ahead of the meeting between the pair in the latest El Clasico on Saturday. After having spent much of the season on the sidelines, Messi is once again fit and raring to go. Ronaldo has a huge advantage on the personal front after having scored 28 league goals compared to the 22 by Messi. However, he looks set to finish the season without any domestic honour after witnessing an early Copa del Rey exit and being several points behind Barcelona in the league.

“The press looks to compare among other things. All I want is to help my team to grow each season.I don't compare myself to Cristiano nor to anyone. I only try to think of me, of my team-mates and win games.They [Real Madrid] have great players. They have always had impressive stars and it's one of the best teams in the world.They are always a complicated rival and against them, we always find it difficult to beat them in the Spanish league. There is a lot of competition and we try to do it better," said Messi.