Cristiano Ronaldo is unique but Lionel Messi brings more magic, says Brazilian Ronaldo

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Brazilian legend Ronaldo has favoured Barcelona star Lionel Messi when compared to his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking ahead of World Cup 2018 in an interview with Sport Bild, the former striker heaped praise on the Real Madrid superstar as well as the Argentina, but very clearly stated his choice.

“With his incredible attitude and his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player, but I admit that Lionel Messi still adds more magic to football,” he said.

“With his dribbles, his complete way of playing the game, he (Messi) always generates surprise situation in attacks.”

Messi (R) and Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo

The World Cup winner also explained that the Portugal international’s move to Spain from England has had a great impact on his career.

He said: “The best thing that could have happened was moving to Madrid.”

“At Manchester United it was already incredible the number of goals he was scoring, but in Real Madrid he’s become even more complete.”

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Indian star equals Lionel Messi's international goalscoring record

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National hero: Sunil Chhetri.

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has levelled Lionel Messi‘s international goal record.

The 33-year-old forward netted a brace in Sunday night’s 2-0 win over Kenya in their Intercontinental Cup clash in Mumbai.

Having arrived into the match with 62 goals from 102 appearances, Chhetri’s two-goal haul catapulted him to 64 strikes and level with Messi’s goal record for Argentina.

The feat also places him joint-second, along with the Barcelona icon, in the most active international goalscorer stakes in world football.

Cristiano Ronaldo, of course, tops that list having scored an incredible 81 goals in 150 appearances for Portugal.

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Barcelona icon Lionel Messi admits his 'surprise' about Zinedine Zidane exit at Real Madrid

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Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has admitted he was left utterly “surprised” by Zinedine Zidane’s resignation as Real Madrid head coach.

Zidane, 45, shocked the world on May 31 when he announced his decision to walkaway from Santiago Bernabeu after nine trophies in two-and-a-half glorious years at the helm.

“I was surprised, a lot because nobody expected it,” Messi told Mundo Deportivo, about his great El Clasico rival. “But he will also have his reasons.

“The truth is that I do not know what will have happened but it is also good to leave the way he left.

“During the time he was there, he won practically everything.”

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