Hernan Crespo rates Barcelona legend Lionel Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Hernan Crespo rates Barcelona legend Lionel Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo

- Hernan Crespo has chosen Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo as a better player

- The former Argentine striker said he would be looking out for the Champions League encounter between Barcelona and Juventus

- Crespo also said that he was delighted that Andrea Pirlo was appointed Juve boss

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Former Chelsea and Inter Milan striker Hernan Crespo believes countryman Lionel Messi is better than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both superstars were supposed to clash next week in the Champions League but the 35-year-old's coronavirus positive result will not allow him.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner initially tested positive for the deadly virus while on international duty with his national team.

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However, after undergoing another one, the result also returned positive which means that he will remain in isolation for another 10 days while he recovers.

Although Crespo insisted that nothing can be taken away from the former Real Madrid attacker, he just prefers to name Messi as a better player between the two stars as reported by Football Italia.

“I am looking forward to seeing Juve-Barcellona but I would choose Messi without taking anything away from Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Leo is a compatriot, I guy who I saw growing up. The Copa America is on next summer, Argentina and Colombia are the organizers. I hope we can go all way to the end."
Hernan Crespo rates Barcelona legend Lionel Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo
Hernan Crespo joins the debate on who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Photo by Power Sport Images.
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The 45-year-old added that the situation between Lionel Messi and Barcelona is unfortunate but hoping to see both parties solve their differences. He said:

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“I am sorry to see a sad Leo Messi at Barcelona, it’s his home. I hope he will resume the excellent relations he used to have or it could kill the love among the player and the fans. People management has to do with his problems.

Crespo is also delighted for Andre Pirlo after being named as a replacement for Maurizio Sarri as Juventus boss.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas believes his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has had a 'more impressive career' compared to his arch-rival Lionel Messi.

Both stars have been on top of world football for over a decade now - sharing 11 Ballon d'Or awards between themselves.

Although the Portuguese forward is more successful in the history of the Champions League, having won the title a record five times - one more than the Barcelona captain.

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