Former Real Madrid manager, Fabio Capello has rated Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, above Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo for a reason.
According to him, Messi possesses a certain ‘genius’ Ronaldo lacks in football.
Messi and Ronaldo’s rivalry is still going strong, with the duo enjoying spectacular seasons at their respective clubs.
Argentina international Messi has been in top form this season, scoring 43 goals across all competitions to boost the Catalan giants’ chances of another treble.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has impressed in his first campaign at Juventus since arriving from Real Madrid in a £105million move back in the summer.
But former Real Madrid boss Capello believes Messi has the edge.
“Ronaldo is an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius,” the Italian told reporters
“There have been three geniuses in football: Pele, Maradona and Messi.
“It’s one thing to be an outsider, and another thing, to be a genius.
“The difference is enormous, since a genius does what nobody imagines.”