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'Messi More Difficult To Stop Than Ronaldo'

'Lionel Messi More Difficult To Stop Than Cristiano Ronaldo'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 06, 2018 10:29 AM @KurtLaduma

One of the top centre backs in European football has explained why he thinks it is more difficult to face FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi than it is to go up against Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Brazilian defender Thiago Silva and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates will soon go toe to toe with 12-time UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid in Europe's biggest club competition.

The Round of 16 clash promises to be a mouthwatering affair, with the first leg scheduled to be played at the Santiago Bernabeu on 14 February.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Silva praised Los Blancos' main man for everything he has achieved in his career, but insisted that stopping Messi is tougher.

"It's harder to defend against Leo Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo," he told Le10Sport.

"Cristiano deserved to win everything he's won in his career. This year is a bit harder for him but it's not over yet. He could still win the next Ballon d'Or.

"The little difference between them is that Messi, with the ball, one on one, or even against two, is difficult to stop."

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Last season, Messi and the Blaugrana knocked PSG out at this stage of the competition, in a second-leg comeback that was very much inspired by Silva's current teammate, Neymar.

How far do you think PSG can go in this season's UCL? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Feb 07, 2018 07:10 AM
5 defenders can't stop messi Ask cowdrid
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 10:52 PM
joe shimani replaced president mayengani wth mr post but busines is no longer the same dat's y niku cr7 he's unique
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Dmotiv Joined: 13 Apr 2016
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Dmotiv Feb 06, 2018 05:36 PM
You don't say things like this when you are going to face Ronaldo in the Champions League....ask Munich or Juventus.. the guy just heated him up and I cannot wait for the game Mr.Silva
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Mina d dog Feb 06, 2018 05:21 PM
PSG will privail this time i c them in the final
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Flipping lyf Feb 06, 2018 05:06 PM
Cr7 do the talking on pinch it wont take a half hour for king to score against psg in Cristiano Ronaldo i believe
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Evergreenmessi Feb 06, 2018 04:55 PM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles eish wena mfethu bhola dibanaphi nepolitics You need to be banned forever you have a questionable state of mind everything you say is childish
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 03:33 PM
Am worried Ramaphosa and his pple went to kzn,cape,mjaji and venda wth cows but to us(vatsonga)wth fake anc jersey!i said b4 he defeat NDZ dat he's not gud for us,i missed msholozi
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 03:33 PM
Am worried Ramaphosa and his pple went to kzn,cape,mjaji and venda wth cows but to us(vatsonga)wth fake anc jersey!i said b4 he defeat NDZ dat he's not gud for us,i missed msholozi
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 03:32 PM
Am worried Ramaphosa and his pple went to kzn,cape,mjaji and venda wth cows but to us(vatsonga)wth fake anc jersey!i said b4 he defeat NDZ dat he's not gud for us,i missed msholozi
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 02:41 PM
@mccrobert agree although it doesnt mean he's the best player here,kingcr7 is the best in the world but he's not skillful as messi dat's a fact
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mccrobert Feb 06, 2018 02:32 PM
it is very,very,very,very difficult to stop messi,like in psl,its no easy to stop percy tau
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com Feb 06, 2018 02:01 PM
I fail to understand how bloggers analysis football, if I have to choose best ever midfielders played in PSL..obviously no player ever rich the level of Thabo Mngomeni, Roger Fetumba and the late John Shoes Moshoewu, but i know for sure Chiefs fans will disagree with me because they think Doctor Khumalo was the best ever..same applies with Messi and Ronaldo only Real Madrid fans who don't wanna admit that Messi is the best ever player in all eras.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 01:09 PM
Breaking news Boti majuri knwn as yena aya kwihi is a candidate to be shangaan king together wth PAPA PENNY
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jaylee wayela Feb 06, 2018 12:54 PM
@Pokorie what he do to them this season nd last season it was buffon who was denying messi
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 06, 2018 12:43 PM
@Romeo Maps88 kkkk no room to deny messi is mazing
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Pokorie Feb 06, 2018 12:24 PM
Little fact I know is Messi couldn't get past the Juve defence over a 180 mins last season, n Cr7 destroyed them in 90mins #fact
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Evergreenmessi Feb 06, 2018 12:11 PM
That's it clear Silva we be hated too much for this
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Nick#10 Feb 06, 2018 11:54 AM
A defender who fears Penaldo must fear Kane as well it's like comparing Messi with Kane
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clemz7 Feb 06, 2018 11:48 AM
Viva King Messi
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Deftman05 Feb 06, 2018 11:34 AM
Messi is unstoppable and uyingozi from all angles, Ronaldo uyohlaleba wesibili ku Messi

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