Lionel Messi v Neymar

Diego blasts Pele's Messi-Neymar claim

April 13, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has called Brazilian counterpart Pele "stupid" for suggesting that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is not as good as Santos starlet Neymar.

• Pele: Messi not as good as Neymar

"Maybe Neymar is the best player in the world, but only if you say that Messi is from a different planet," Maradona said.

Messi, 24, won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2009 and scooped the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and 2011, while ...

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