Ronaldo v Messi

Scolari: Ronaldo better than Messi

April 23, 2013
By ESPN staff
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has backed Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world ahead of Lionel Messi.

Scolari's assessment may not be the most shocking considering he coached Ronaldo for five years when in charge of the Portuguese national team, and he himself is Brazilian while Messi represents Argentina.

'Big Phil' was quoted in A Bola as saying: "Messi is fantastic, but Cristiano is more fantastic. Which one would I naturalise if I could to play ...

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