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Ronaldo vs Messi: Gundogan drops harsh comment on Ronaldo

Discussion in 'General sport discussion' started by Football cyborg, May 7, 2019.

  1. Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has weight on one of the most controversial topic in football "Who's better Ronaldo or Messi?" and his harsh verdict may not go down well with most Ronaldo fans.

    Gundogan believes Ronaldo is not a “Galactico” like Lionel Messi, whom he believe is“on a different level to anyone else”.

    Messi and Ronaldo have long been considered the best two players in the world and have set extraordinary standards in pursuit of silverware. The two iconic figures have spent over a decade competing for a standing at the top of the global game and have shared 10 Ballons d’Or between them and broken countless records while raising the bar of individual excellence to heights never seen before.

    Ronaldo moved to Juventus last summer after years of direct competition in La Liga, with Messi starring for Barca while Ronaldo cemented his standing as an all-time great with Real Madrid. Despite moving out of Spain, the battle between eternal rivals continues.

    Both men have reached the notable mark of 600 goals at club level, while chasing down more major honours with their respective clubs. This season, both have already been confirmed as domestic champions with their respective teams.

    For Gundogan, though, there is only one winner, with the mercurial talents of Messi considered to sit above a fellow superstar who is merely “world class”. AS we all know Gundogan is not the only one to fall into that camp.

    The Germany international told DAZN of the Argentine forward: “For me he has always been on a different level to anyone else.

    “Cristiano Ronaldo is the world class player after Messi, but for me he is not on this Galactico level of Messi. I don't think we'll ever get a player like him again, so we should watch him and enjoy him while he's still here. I'm a big fan.”

    Messi has continued to maintain his remarkable standards across the 2018-19 campaign.

    He has broken through the 40-goal barrier for a 10th successive season and is only two efforts short of reaching 50 for the fifth time in his career at Camp Nou. Another La Liga title – his 10th – has been secured, while a seventh Copa del Rey success and fifth Champions League crown remain up for grabs in an ongoing treble bid for Barca.

    Having won the UEFA Champions League in four of the last five seasons, Ronaldo will not get his hands on that prize at the end of this campaign, as Juventus were knocked out of the competition by Ajax in the quarter-finals.

    For Messi and Barcelona, it's still up for grabs. The Blaugrana No. 10 inspired his team to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their semi-final showdown with Liverpool at the Camp Nou, with the second leg to be played at Anfield on Tuesday.
    Last edited: May 7, 2019

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