Past Real Madrid manager, Fabio Capello, while comparing Messi and Ronaldo has concluded that Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is a predominant illustration of how to achieve the most from an opportunity, Argentine star, Lionel Messi, is far superior when it comes to authentic talent.

Ronaldo and Messi

Even after the sluggish start of the season, the Real Madrid star has scored more goals compared to his Argentine rival in La Liga. The former Italian midfielder reveals that Ronaldo being an ‘enormous goalscorer’ stands behind when compared overall with Messi as a performer.

The former England national team manager marked, It is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo is an excellent player in scoring goals but lacks Messi’s blaze in the game. Messi at the age of 17 or 18 was an intellectual player, Cristiano has developed himself as an accomplished striker through his determination and hard work.

The former Russian national team manager glorified Ronaldo as a great player but still hailed Messi as a player with astonishing skills. This is what makes the difference according to Capello.

He quoted, “Cristiano is not just a great player but an excellent one, however unlike Messi he doesn’t have that ability to mesmerize or pull off moves that are unimaginable”. Although declaring Messi as the finest player, the 70-year-old legend admits that Cristiano Ronaldo must win Ballon d’Or this year for his crucial role in winning Euro cup with an undecorated Portugal and Champions League with Real Madrid.

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Capello added, “Ronaldo will be the worthy winner. However, when we talk about genius players then that’s a totally different debate.” Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had a face-off recently in the El Clasico which ended in a draw. The match took place in Camp Nou where Barcelona almost edged Real Madrid out until they managed to draw the game with a spectacular last minute goal.