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'Ronaldo A Better Leader Than Messi'

'Cristiano Ronaldo A Better Leader Than Lionel Messi'

By David Kappel - Apr 16, 2018 01:54 PM @kappilinho

A former teammate of Lionel Messi's has claimed his longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo is a better leader than the Argentine, and labelled the latter's performance against AS Roma as "impotent".

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Aleksandr Hleb, who played alongside Messi during his stint at the Camp Nou, has insisted the Blaugrana superstar did not show enough over the Blaugrana's two matches against the Serie A side.

Barcelona were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Roma after losing the second leg 3-0, with the Italians progressing 4-4 on aggregate, courtesy of the away goal rule.

Hleb has now insisted Ronaldo, who scored three goals in Real Madrid's 4-3 aggregate win over Juventus in their quarter-final tie, has shown he is a better leader than Messi.

"(Cristiano) Ronaldo is a better leader of his team than (Lionel) Messi, with all respect for Leo," the Belarusian told Sport

"Of course, Messi is the best in the world, the leader of Barcelona.

"He has the mission to help the team in difficult times and he wasn't the origin of even one goal. He was impotent." 

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Hleb, himself, did not live up to expectations at the Camp Nou, making only 36 appearances without scoring a goal after joining the Catalan giants for €17 million from Arsenal in 2008.

Do you think Ronaldo is a better leader than Messi is? Have your say in the comments section below.


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barca-baccaneers Joined: 08 Apr 2018
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barca-baccaneers Apr 18, 2018 10:01 AM
Leadership may be yes even roy kean was better than both pep is a better leader than messi that doesnt make him better player
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Esme Apr 17, 2018 03:11 AM
@imagen so fukn true tho I definitely agree with u and @faysal didn't u read correct I'll quote it for ya 'Of course, Messi is the best in the world, the leader of Barcelona.that's what Hleb said but ronaldo he is born limited edition he rules the world with his feet...#the Real mckoi
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imagen Apr 16, 2018 10:18 PM
CRISTIANO RONALDO has always shown his leadership skills on an off the field I LOVE BOTH MESSI AND CR7 BUT IN THIS REGARD ILL HAVE TO SIGHT WITH CR7 AS BEING THE BEST LEADER
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imagen Apr 16, 2018 10:15 PM
@Faysal ... ehh comrade with due to your respect i don't think a debate will ever begin with WHAT IF, i mean lets get real
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Faysal Apr 16, 2018 09:53 PM
What if that ref didn't give penalty to Madrid or what if that ref of Rome vs Barca give penalty to Barca last minute for sure Messi could have scored it by the way Messi the best in the world as hleb said it
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Chicharito07 Apr 16, 2018 09:16 PM
@pato hahaha. .
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Schweinstriker_31 Apr 16, 2018 06:35 PM
better leader but still messi is the best player in the world
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 16, 2018 06:06 PM
The commander
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pato Apr 16, 2018 04:51 PM
Hleb, himself, did not live up to expectations at the Camp Nou, making only 36 appearances without scoring a goal after joining the Catalan giants for €17 million from Arsenal in 2008" ayyy this line killed me, editor kungenaphi loku, are you hurt perhaps??
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Dipholo Rangata Apr 16, 2018 04:49 PM
kwakwaaaaajwaaaaa impotent
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Voltaire Apr 16, 2018 04:14 PM
Khompany, Khune, Buffon are leaders but are they better than Messi? No
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nazzi the second Apr 16, 2018 04:08 PM
im a messi fan i agree, but messi is more of a team player than Ronaldo
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Pirates_999 Apr 16, 2018 03:52 PM
Thank you for pointing that out so wish coaches can also notice that, not all stars are leaders some are very good in following like Pique
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Thagalekgwara Apr 16, 2018 03:50 PM
Messi should've scored 70 goals & 50 assists in dat 36 appearance...stupid Hleb..jst the same as Gabuza...
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amuluks7 Apr 16, 2018 03:46 PM
Whatever hleb smoke is very dangerous
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Nick#10 Apr 16, 2018 03:25 PM
If u say so atleast U still know who da best is
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Warras4phefeni Apr 16, 2018 03:19 PM
Stay in that corner Hleb stop your yada yada apha.
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Warras4phefeni Apr 16, 2018 03:19 PM
Stay in that corner Hleb stop your yada yada apha.
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 16, 2018 03:19 PM
King CR7 is a soldier. He leads from the front.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 16, 2018 03:08 PM
Sit down wena sdakwa........u can't compare the king of the game with penaldo maarn it is an insult

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