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Ronaldo Talks About Messi Rivalry After Juve Move

Cristiano Ronaldo Talks About Lionel Messi Rivalry After Juventus Move

By David Kappel - Jul 19, 2018 01:33 PM @kappilinho

New Juventus record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about how his €100 million (R1.5 billion) transfer will impact on his rivalry with FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Read: Highest-Paid Players Worldwide After Ronaldo Transfer

The two superstars have dominated world football over the past few years, and battled each other in multiple El Clasicos as well as for the Pichichi trophy for LaLiga's best goalscorer in a season ever since Ronaldo's move to Spain in 2009.

At his unveiling in Turin this week, the Portugal international was asked about how facing new goalscoring rivals in Serie A might compare to his longstanding battle with Messi.

"I don't see players as rivals. That's not how I live," he said, as quoted by AS.

"Of course, we want to win. We're going to try and win all the matches. That's the big challenge, of course – to be the best and play as well as possible. That's a very interesting challenge, in my opinion.

"Everyone speaks about my rivalry with Messi, but, of course, we are going to play for our own matches. Everybody is fighting for their own club and I will be doing the same.

"At the end of the story, we will see who is the best."

Read: The Highest-Paid Players At Juve After Ronaldo Deal

Ronaldo and Messi have shared the past 10 Ballons d'Or between them, and are both expected to once again be in the running for the prestigious individual award in 2018.

Do you think Ronaldo and Messi's rivalry will continue despite them playing in different leagues now? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Haterbot9000 Joined: 20 Jul 2018
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Haterbot9000 Jul 20, 2018 06:29 PM
When it comes to Messi and Ronaldo people will always argue. Truth is though, Ronaldo has done it in the English League, Spanish League and for his country while Messi can only perform in Barcelona. This is not a made assumption but a fact. So yeah..... People will always argue though.
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west_jr_7 Jul 20, 2018 11:40 AM
CR7 Will always be better then Messi think about?? It Messi only knows how to play well in Barcelona. In hes own country he was having problema your can only be crowned the best if you can play well in a different environment and Cristiano Ronaldo has proven no league is hard for him he can dominate where ever he plays. ask messi to leave FC Barcelona and play for a different team and if he can still win ballon d or then i was wrong
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Rieks1 Jul 20, 2018 06:45 AM
CR just can't help himself, always want to be better than Messi, truth is Messi is humble and the real super star, always will be!
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 19, 2018 07:58 PM
Even though CR moved for new challenge, he still chasing Messi's shadow when we start to compare their salaries.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 19, 2018 07:42 PM
@Getso which club is big than Barcelona where we can land king Messi despite talking about to offer him the money Barcelona paying him as we speak?
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Getso Jul 19, 2018 07:15 PM
Messi can mve n face anew challenge?I guess it cn b something else.....
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 19, 2018 06:26 PM
@Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Messi is a five times Ballon D'or playing for one club which is Barcelona, and he can be 6-7 times Ballon D'or possibly playing only one team. How do you respond on this one?
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Boris Becker Jul 19, 2018 06:19 PM
Misunonyoko
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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Jul 19, 2018 05:46 PM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani You never vommit about CR7 like that bru he will make u cry like yr popayi
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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Jul 19, 2018 05:44 PM
My King CR7... ww are just waiting to win 6th Ballorn'dor n Messifan boys cant do anything about that :) :) :) :) :)
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 19, 2018 04:53 PM
Your fellows want Messi run freak like you as well. What do you say about that?
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jul 19, 2018 04:50 PM
This guy won't last at Juve. He will be unhappy as well.
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ianwalepiratees Jul 19, 2018 04:15 PM
@Mentashe are you God madafaka
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Pirates_999 Jul 19, 2018 03:43 PM
This guy means business he is the best & Messi too, but as for Ballon d'Or WC finalist should be consider also
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MR E Jul 19, 2018 03:21 PM
This are two best players in the planet!
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Mentashe Jul 19, 2018 03:16 PM
MOVING TO ITALY IS RONALDO'S END.
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jul 19, 2018 02:38 PM
You are too slow Soccer Laduma. This was published last week Friday
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jul 19, 2018 02:33 PM
King Messi will still hunt you down and hurt you again......running away wasn't a solution
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 19, 2018 02:13 PM
Nyce words kkkk
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Chicharito07 Jul 19, 2018 01:54 PM
Beast has spoken

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