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'It's Useless To Compare Messi With Maradona'

'It's Useless To Compare Lionel Messi With Diego Maradona'

By David Kappel - Mar 28, 2018 05:32 PM @kappilinho

Lionel Messi is often compared to Diego Maradona who, unlike the FC Barcelona superstar, has lifted a World Cup trophy, but another Argentina legend has insisted it is "useless" to compare them.

Read: 'Messi Can't Catch Maradona'

Former Chelsea and Parma striker Hernan Crespo, who scored 35 goals in 64 games for the Albiceleste, appears to be tired of the debate and explained why he thinks people should stop with the comparisons of his two countrymen.

"It's useless to compare them because we just need to enjoy it," he told AS.

"(Diego) Maradona and (Lionel) Messi are both Argentinian, and it is incredible that they have had such a huge impact on football history. It is obvious that the social impact Maradona had will never be seen again.

"It's not just about winning trophies. Regarding Messi, his impact has been in terms of football itself, there is a 'before' and 'after' Messi.

"So why should we compare them? We just need to enjoy them."

Read: Messi Slammed For Leaving Argentina Vs Spain Early

Messi has had a lot more success at club level, having lifted 30 trophies with FC Barcelona so far, while Maradona won only eight titles during his club career, but famously guided Argentina to their 1986 FIFA World Cup triumph.

Do you think it's fair to compare Messi to Maradona? If so, who do you regard as the better player? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Thaboism Joined: 22 Jan 2013
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Thaboism Mar 30, 2018 12:49 AM
Team triumphs are because of the financial muscle they can stretch above the rest,so Maradona was more versatile and powerful than Messi,Messi is supported by Barca's infrastructure,he should show us at home,that he is the best But now Maradona remains the Best ever to come from Argentina
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Mar 29, 2018 09:54 AM
Messi is way better than Maradona
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Pirates_999 Mar 29, 2018 08:43 AM
Messi has been surrounded by best player ever since he joined Barca that's why he won 30 trophies. But we all know the truth FIFA World Cup Trophy is the most important Trophy in football
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link&iviwe Mar 28, 2018 09:06 PM
Ya footbal will kill you if you keep on comparing people argentine is nothing without Messi Maradona had strong players who could win games without him as well as experience players who had won worl cup of 78 so spirit of dominating football was high
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Sky Days Joined: 13 Mar 2016
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Sky Days Mar 28, 2018 07:11 PM
@juju banned lwandle hater if Argentina now is as good as the one Maradona played, why were they moered like that in the absence of King Leo?
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Sky Days Mar 28, 2018 07:07 PM
In Spain they love and adore him but in Argentina they hate him. Even leader know when it's time to giveup. From a distance there is no Argetina without him. Maradona had people around him who would die on the field like him. Messi has himself to do everything. It pains to see him like this. Ronald only focuses on scoring because Portugal can defend, Spain plays as a unit. Brasil deosn't lack anywhere. People should question other players commitment to Argentina not what Messi deos. To me he was helpless n could do nothing to help his team and now journalist harmer him for that or maybe they are trying so hard to colour him bad
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juju banned lwandle hater Mar 28, 2018 06:05 PM
Maradona went to napoli and won the league again marodona carried argentina to world cup victory. Something that masesi we'll never do he only know refcellona fc spineless coward
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macuka Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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macuka Mar 28, 2018 05:44 PM
Only 8 trophies? Then Messi is better than Maradona, case closed.

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