- Lionel Messi should not be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, claims ex-Man City forward Mario Balotelli
- Balotelli took to the social media to applaud the Argentine superstar after his 600th career goal for Barcelona in Wednesday's UCL semi-final tie against Liverpool
- The 31-year-old Messi has now netted 12 goals in the UCL this campaign after his brace against Liverpool
Lionel Messi must not be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, claims ex-Man City star and current Olympique Marseille forward, Mario Balotelli after watching the Argentine superstar score his 600th career goal for Barcelona.
The La Liga champions thrashed Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash on May 1, at Camp Nou, with goals from Luis Suarez and Messi to hand the Blaugrana a three-goal advantage ahead of the reverse tie at Anfield next week.
Barcelona defeated Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi handed the Catalans a three-goal advantage for the away leg, next week.
Reacting moment after watching the game, the 28-year-old Balotelli took to Instagram to react on Messi’s milestone after his brace helped Barcelona beat his former club, Liverpool.
"For the good of football, please don't compare him to Juventus' Number 7 again,” stressed the Italian, who was referring to Messi's arch-rival, Ronaldo.
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Interestingly, the 31-year-old Messi, who netted twice on the night against Liverpool, has now taken his UCL goal tally to 12 goals this campaign.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Barcelona ace Lionel Messi inspired his side to a 3-0 during a Champions League semi final clash against Liverpool on Wednesday night, May 1.
The encounter at Camp Nou saw Messi net a sensational 83rd free-kick that dampened Liverpool's hopes of booking a place in the finals.
Messi's stunning brace against the Reds increased his tally to 26 goals against English teams, scoring against every Premier League club he has faced in the Champions League.
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