Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has praised both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as he said that he’s lucky to witness their quality.
Chiellini praised the two extraordinary football players in a chat with Sky Sports Italia.
According to the Italian international center-back, he’s lucky to live in the same age as both Messi and Ronaldo.
He went on to compare the two players with tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have dominated the tennis court for the better part of the last fifteen years.
Giorgio Chiellini praised Ronaldo and Messi after the former rescued a point for Juventus in their Turin Derby league clash with Torino.
Ronaldo and Juventus could only play a 1-1 draw at home to their city rivals after the Portuguese superstar scored an 84th-minute header to cancel out the first half strike from Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic.
Torino would have ended a 24-year-wait for an away win if not for the timely intervention of former Manchester United player Ronaldo.
The goal took Ronaldo’s all-time club tally to 601 goals with 101 goals coming via his head.
Lionel Messi had earlier reached 600 goals for his club after he netted a brace for Barcelona in their Champions League semifinal tie with Liverpool.
With the help of his brace, Barcelona were able to establish a 3-0 lead at the end of the first leg at the Nou Camp.