Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid manager, explains the difference between Ronaldo and Messi

Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid manager, explains the difference between Ronaldo and Messi

- Diego Simeone believes Ronaldo fits better than Messi for teams with fewer solutions

- Ronaldo and Messi have won five Ballon d'Ors each but Messi leads the race for European Golden Shoe this season with 34 goals in LaLiga this season

- On his part, Ronaldo has netted 21 goals in the Serie A this season

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has again spoken about the difference between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – the two players regarded as the greatest footballers of all time.

In an audio which was leaked last year, Simeone claimed that he preferred Ronaldo over Messi.

But in a recent interview, the Atletico Madrid manager has clarified his statements, as he explains the differences between the two players.

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Simeone said: "What I consider is that in a team with fewer solutions, Ronaldo is a better fit because he provides many solutions.

"For a team which focuses on football, Messi is much better. We are talking about very fine margins of how a team plays.

"Cristiano can decide a game in a different way, he doesn't need ten attacks. He scored two headers against us and we were out.

"Both need a team but the differences are very small.

“Lionel, in an attacking team always plays better. The other [Ronaldo] can win a game in two actions, he simplifies the situations. Messi is mesmerising because he plays elaborate football.

"Leo plays in a team that compliments all of his talent. He always ends up finding solutions."

The debate on who is better between Ronaldo and Messi is one that doesn’t look to come an end anytime soon as both have refused to fade away despite passing the age of 30.

Ronaldo and Messi have won five Ballon d'Ors each but Messi leads the race for European Golden Shoe this season with 34 goals in LaLiga.

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He is also at the top of scoring charts in the Champions League this season with 12 goals.

On his part, Ronaldo is enjoying an excellent debut season in Italian top flight after his move to Juventus from Real Madrid last summer.

He has carried the Old Lady to another Serie A title and the Portuguese talisman has netted 28 goals in all competitions, 21 of them coming in the Serie A.

Both players recently reached the 600 goal mark in their club careers.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Simeone who is believed to be more of a fan of Ronaldo than Messi, said if he had to choose between both players, he will choose the Barcelona star.

He said: "If I had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo then most likely I would choose Messi."

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