Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, has said that he feels Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is a much better player than Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both the players have been going to extreme lengths in search of the glory with the respective club teams. Messi has managed to consistently outshined Cristiano Ronaldo in the last few seasons, which has also seen him lift the much coveted FIFA Ballon d'Or award three times in succession. Even though the Portuguese has won the title once, it has been quite a while since he has achieved this personal accolade.

StoryRonaldo Hails Portuguese Character

Match winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, hailed his Portuguese teammates’ character, after they booked their place in the semi-finals with a 1-0 win against a stubborn Czech Republic side.

Despite dominating for much of the game, the Portuguese failed to find a way past Petr Cech in the opposing goal; he stopped everything that came his way for nearly 80 minutes, occasionally with the help of his woodwork.

Ronaldo proved to be the deciding factor in the game, however, heading home a 79th minute winner to send his side into the final-four.

The Real Madrid star followed up from his brace against Holland in Portugal’s final group game with his third goal of the tournament, finding space in the area to smash home an unstoppable header.

StoryRonaldo Has a Bad Day

It was bad day on top of bad day for Cristiano Ronaldo. Many can point fingers at his extremely poor performance in this close Group B win for Portugal. During the game Denmark fans continued to chant Lionel Messi's name at Ronaldo. It did not seem to make a difference at all, as the issues seemed to come from inside Ronaldo.

After the game, a poorly conceived comment to the press may have been the final straw in an already terrible day for Cristiano Ronaldo. The exact quote is as follows...

“You know where [Messi] was at this time [last year]? Do you know? He was being eliminated in the Copa America, in his own country," Ronaldo said at the post-game press conference. "I think that's worse, no? “


Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that his club has clearly been much better than Barcelona this season.

This has been a record-breaking season for both Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of the scoring statistics.

Real Madrid have now scored more goals than any other club in the Spanish la Liga, while Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored 54 goals in all competitions for the club. This is his best ever season in terms of scoring. Even though the former Manchester United winger had to suffer penalty heartbreak against Bayern Munich in the semifinals of the Champions League, he has said that he is extremely happy to win the league in Spain because it is one of the toughest.


Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he has finally proven his doubters wrong after scoring the winning goal against Barcelona in the latest El Clasico.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been often seen by many as someone who does not deliver in the big games.

However, he proved that he is more than capable of influencing a game as much as Lionel Messi by scoring the winning goal against Barcelona. The latest El Clasico matches between the two sides has been all about Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, but he failed to deliver the goods on Saturday night.

This meant that Real Madrid were able to open a seven-point advantage at the top of the table following the 2-1 win at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi has been the undoubted star in the El Clasico matches so far, as he has managed a quite spectacular 13 goals in just 18 matches against Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo, the other hand, has just five goals in the 15 matches against Barcelona.


Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is on an another level when it comes to the league of football players.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the Champions League match against CSKA Moscow to help Real Madrid to a 4-1 win. It helped Real Madrid seal their passage to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Following the match, manager José Mourinho said that he honestly thought that it would be extremely impossible for Ronaldo to improve on his performances from last season, but the Portuguese winger has been able to do it. So far, Ronaldo has scored 19 goals in just 24 Champions League appearances for Real Madrid.


Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said that there is nothing to worry about the draw with Malaga during the weekend, despite the fact that it is the second time in recent weeks that Real Madrid have dropped points.

As a result, their lead at the top of the table has been reduced to 8 points from a mammoth 10 points. Karim Benzema scored in the first half to give Real Madrid the lead, with looked enough for them to get all three points in the match.

However, Malaga player Santi Cazorla had other options of this mind, as he equalised in the dying minutes of the game to secure a point for Malaga.

After the match, Cristiano Ronaldo said that there is nothing to worry with regard to their ambitions to win the title this season, as they still hold an eight point advantage over second placed Barcelona. Barcelona appear to be coming into the form at just the right time, as Lionel Messi has been scoring a number of goals in the last few weeks.


Cristiano Ronaldo scored his sixth hat-trick of the season to help Real Madrid register 4-1 win over Levante in the Spanish la Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded to be one of the best players in the world alongside Lionel Messi. However, the Portuguese has not been able to get the same number of trophies in recent years as Lionel Messi partly because of the superior dominance of Barcelona as a team.

Now, Cristiano Ronaldo looks finally set to help Real Madrid win the title after a gap of three years. He scored his sixth hat-trick of the season against Levante to build a 10 point lead over Barcelona in the league.


Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's future in Spain has been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that the Portuguese star is considering returning to English football.

Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest players in recent decades after his exploits with Manchester United led them to numerous league titles and one Champions League title.

Manchester United also made it into the finals of another Champions League. Despite all the success he enjoyed with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to move to his favourite club Real Madrid a few seasons ago for the record transfer of £ 80 million.

Even though the move has been a great success for him personally in terms of the wages and number of goals scored, it has been extremely poor in terms of the trophy return in comparison with the Manchester United days.


Aitor Karanka, the assistant manager of Spanish giants Real Madrid, has moved to quell talks about the injury sustained by their French striker Karim Benzema saying that the forward was withdrawn eight minutes into the second half of their Spanish League encounter against lowly Granada purely as a precaution.

The French international forward, who scored twice in the 5-1 thumping of the newly promoted side, was substituted in the second half, sparking rumors that Benz would be out of the crucial King’s Cup tie second leg encounter against Malaga CF, which the capital side are leading 3-2 on aggregate.

However, Karanka is adamant that there is nothing to worry about Benzema being a part of the Real Madrid side in that match, and that it did not seem to be serious. Benzema is almost certain to travel with the side to take part in the match.


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