Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo insisted that he had not seen Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, a "competitor". Over the previous 14 years.
The 35-year-old mentioned this after scoring a brace in Juventus' 3-Zero victory over Barcelona within the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night time at Camp Nou.
The match was the primary assembly between Ronaldo and Messi in additional than two years, because the departure of the Portuguese captain from Actual Madrid to Juventus in 2018.
Ronaldo informed Movistar after the match: "I’ve all the time had a pleasant relationship with Messi."
mentioned earlier than, for 12, 13, 14 years [I have been] he shared awards with him.
He all the time did his finest along with his workforce, and I did my finest for his workforce. I'm positive he'd say the identical when you requested him.
"However we all know in soccer. Individuals are all the time seeking to compete to create extra pleasure."
Ronaldo and Messi received the Ballon d'Or in 11 of the previous 12 years.