Barcelona ace Messi: Cristiano rivalry was good for me

Barcelona ace Messi: Cristiano rivalry was good for me

Barcelona ace Messi: Cristiano rivalry was good for me

Portuguese Nani, however, the player should not even be among the top three in this award.

The pair constantly traded blows as they battled for Ballon d'Ors and La Liga titles, with Messi scoring 472 times in 476 appearances while Ronaldo scored an incredible 450 goals in 438 games during his nine seasons at the Bernabeu.

"That's what happened with Ronaldo, who continues to break records at Juventus".

Modric beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoinne Griezmann to clinch this year's edition of the award as Messi finished fifth on the list.

Lionel Messi has called his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo "healthy" and said that it was good for fans.

"At the beginning of the season I said Real Madrid is a great club, one of the best in the world and with a lot of great players, but everyone would miss Cristiano". I'm at the best team in the world.

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi revealed he knew he would not win the Ballon d'Or this year.

The 31-year-old, who is now enjoying some well-earned time off, has scored 21 goals and racked up 13 assists in only 20 Barcelona appearances this season.

The Argentine maestro has also added 23 assists and despite Argentina's World Cup misery, scored four times in Russian Federation over the summer.

"I heard the nominees for the Ballon d'Or and I knew I would not be in the fight, ".

The duo have dominated not only Spanish football, but the game itself, taking it to new heights during their time together in LaLiga. "That's why I would like [him to come back], but I'm telling you that I see it as complicated".

"For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy", he added.

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