Controversial Marseille striker Mario Balotelli has sounded a note of warning to those making comparisons between Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his Juventus counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo.
There has been an age-long argument on who’s the best player between former Manchester United attacker Ronaldo and Messi.
According to Balotelli, Lionel Messi is a better player than Ronaldo.
Former Liverpool player Balotelli talked about Messi and Ronaldo via his official Instagram page.
Mario Balotelli was speaking after he watched Messi deliver a masterclass against Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie.
The Argentine player scored a brace to help Barcelona to a 3-0 win over the Reds.
His goals came in the second half of the game after former Liverpool player Luis Suarez had given Barcelona the lead in the first half.
Suarez scored his first goal of the season in the Champions League to give Barcelona the lead before Messi scored from close range to double that lead with fifteen minutes left on the clock.
Messi went on to add a second goal seven minutes later with a 30-yard freekick to notch up his 600th goal for the Blaugrana.
Barcelona and Messi are in the driving seat as far as qualification for the Champions League final in Madrid is concerned.