Buffon: Why Messi Is More Complete Than Ronaldo
Juventus Star Gianluigi Buffon: Why FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Is More Complete Than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo
The debate as to who the better player is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is an ongoing one, but Juventus stalwart Gianluigi Buffon has explained why he believes the FC Barcelona star is a more complete player than his Real Madrid rival.
When it comes to individual accolades and even team achievements, there is not much that can separate the two superstars from, although some disagree.
In the build-up to Italy's friendly against Argentina on Friday, Buffon praised both players' ability, but added that he thinks Messi is slightly better.
"They are two completely different players," Buffon said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"Messi is more complete, because he starts deeper, has more technical quality and a vision of the game that is worthy more of a trequartista than a finisher.
"Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps because he is a little older, has become a killer in the penalty area. Compared to how he was before, Ronaldo preserves his energy more, so he no longer goes out to the flank for a nutmeg or trick shot, but with one ball into the box he can create a goal."
Messi is currently leading the LaLiga golden boot race with 25 goals, three strikes ahead of arch-rival Ronaldo at this stage.
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