Maradona: Messi and Ronaldo are the same


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Maradona: Messi and Ronaldo are the same
Posted on: May 10, 2015, 05:03:08 PM
The Argentina legend says the pair are equally
good, but did point to the Real Madrid star's
greater threat from distance.

Diego Maradona believes
the debate over which
player is better out
of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is flawed as the pair are equally matched. The two best players in world football have again
showcased their talismanic qualities this season,
with Messi netting 53 goals in all competitions for
Barcelona and Ronaldo scoring one more for Real
Madrid. As a result both players are often compared, but
Maradona says the argument is futile, but did
point to the Portugal international's greater threat
from outside the box. "It's not the case that Messi is better than Ronaldo
or Ronaldo is better than Messi. I think they are at
the same level," Maradona told Sky Sports. "Cristiano is a predator in front of goal. You can’t
let Cristiano shoot from anywhere in the
opposition half. "Goalkeepers are scared of him. You have to be
honest, goalkeepers are scared of Cristiano. They
are not so scared of Messi in those areas because
he doesn't have the same power as Cristiano. "Cristiano is an incredible professional. I think at
this present time he is right up there at Messi's

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