Lionel Messi picked as best over Ronaldo by Lineker and Alan Shearer

Lionel Messi picked as best over Ronaldo by Lineker and Alan Shearer

- Lionel Messi has been rated ahead of Ronaldo by Lineker and Shearer

- The Argentine has won six Ballon d'Or award in his career

- Arsenal legend Ian Wright however picked Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been rated the best ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo by former football stars Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer who believe that the Argentine is better than his rival.

The rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been on for years in which many are of the opinion that the Argentine is the best, while others think the Portuguese is the one.

And between these two players, they have won 11 Ballon d'Or awards in which no player on earth is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in this category.

Discussions and arguments of who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go on everyday among the fans and even football pundits.

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Three former stars who played in the Premier League Ian Wright, Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker have made their choices known.

1. Ian Wright picks Ronaldo

"Cristiano Ronaldo, on what he's done in different leagues, the goals he's scored, his workrate, his total drive for perfection and what he's doing, for me, he just pips it as the top man,'' Wright explained.

2. Alan Shearer takes Messi

"Ronaldo has made himself as good as he is in terms of how dedicated he has been and how he has worked hard. I think it's been more natural for Messi in terms of skill-wise," Shearer says

3. Gary Lineker picks Lionel Messi

"I love watching Messi. Even on a quiet day he'll do four or five things in a football match that you actually go, 'how the hell did he do that?," Lineker.

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Earlier, had reported how Barcelona players were given the green light to resume training after coronavirus tests carried out on all the players came back negative on Thursday, May 8.

The Catalans have all been on lockdown since March due to the threat of the virus which has killed many people in Spain and other parts of the world.

According to the report on Goal, no Barcelona player tested positive to the virus with only France international Ousmane Dembele the man who did not go for the test.

That is because the former Borussia Dortmund winger is currently recuperating from injury and his own test should be done next week Monday.

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