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'Messi Is The Only Genius In Football'

While FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is often compared to Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, a former Real Madrid boss has claimed the Argentine is the "only genius" in football.

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Many consider the 31-year-old to be one of the best footballers ever to have played the beautiful game, a sentiment shared by legendary Italian tactician Fabio Capello.

"Leo Messi is not a footballer, he is a genius and the only genius in world football," he said, according to Marca.

"He has not won much silverware with Argentina, but that is because he cannot do it all alone."

The 72-year-old also discussed Ronaldo's impact in Italy, saying the Portuguese has already helped his teammates improve.

"Cristiano has woken up a lot of Juventus players," he continued.

"Bringing him to the club has been a wake-up call for many players and he has made them improve.

"He is very important for Juventus because having someone as good as him at training every day and someone who takes care of himself in the way Ronaldo does is hugely significant for a team that was coasting.

"It is obvious that he is desperate to win the Champions League with Juventus."

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While Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in 32 games across all competitions for the Bianconeri so far this season, Messi has struck 30 times in 30 matches for the Blaugrana.

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