Paul Dybala drops his opinion on the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi debate

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has said that it is impossible to judge who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and the duo are influential in their own ways. Speaking to Telefoot, Dybala talked up the experience of playing with both Ronaldo and Messi at the club and international respectively and suggested that their performances are on par with each other.

He said: “I am lucky enough to have Cristiano at my club and Leo in my national team but it’s impossible to make a comparison between the two of them or say who is the best because they are at a level on a par with each other and well above everybody else and that has been the case for several years. They are different, they have enormous influence because they can decide games on their own and because of the effect they have on the opposition.”

Both Ronaldo and Messi shared a rivalry in the Spanish La Liga for nine seasons but that ended during the summer with the former making the switch to Juventus. Since then, the Portuguese had quickly adapted to the new surroundings and he has already become their main contributor for the Bianconeri as they seek to end their long wait for the Champions League crown.

FIFA president praises Lionel Messi after World Cup showing

FIFA presidentGianni Infantino has said that Lionel Messi had been amazing for Argentina during their recent World Cup campaign and fancies the South American nation to come strong at the next edition of the global tournament. Argentina had to fight hard to progress from the group stage of the World Cup but they thereafter lasted just one game after being beaten 4-3 by France in the round of 16.

Speaking in a news conference, Infantino admitted that much was expected of Argentina during the tournament but Messi was amazing as always, he said: "Of course, Argentina expected a lot from the Argentinian national team, the whole world was looking forward to seeing Argentina, and in the end they lost during a very intense, interesting match against France, and France is now in the final... I am convinced that at the next World Cup we will see a very strong Argentinian team again. Messi was amazing, as always. He scored an amazing goal."

Barcelona sporting director provides update on future of Lionel Messi

Barcelona's sporting director Albert Soler has revealed that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract soon with the Argentine and the club having already finalised terms informally.


Messi must win a World Cup

The Argentina coach believes that a player of Lionel Messi’s quality should retire only after having won the World Cup. Edgardo Bauza believes that the player has so much quality that he needs to win the World Cup at least once in his career to complete all the different trophies he has won with his club.

Edgardo Bauza is the man that convinced Lionel Messi to come out of retirement after he announced that he was leaving the Argentina team after the Copa America.

Luis Enrique confident on Messi Record Unbreakable

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says that Lionel Messi will probably leave a record that will never be broken in Spanish football.

The 27-year-old became the all-time highest goalscorer in the Spanish league after a hat-trick against Sevilla in the 5-1 victory. Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals has stood since 1955, but Messi has now gone past the mark and has scored 253.


Barcelona are set to face AC Milan yet again in the Champions league after being down with the Italian team in the group stages of the competition.



The Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has claimed that he would happily swap the number of personal accolades he has received in recent seasons for the ultimate prize for a team – the World Cup.


The Argentina national football team manager Alejandro Sabella has said that the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is extremely happy with his life in contrast to the Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 27-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo recently claimed that he was sad due to professional reasons at the Spanish club. This has consequently lead to poor performances of the Spanish club in the league after they are currently in the 15th position. Barcelona, meanwhile, are currently top of the table due to the extraordinary performances of their superstar Lionel Messi. The Argentine once again was influential for the national team in the 3-1 win over Paraguay in a recent World Cup qualifying match.

After the victory, the Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella said that he does not see any reason for sadness within Lionel Messi. Previously, the Barcelona superstar did not perform for the national team, but Alejandro Sabella has modified the formation and the way the team plays in order to suit Lionel Messi. This has paid rich dividends after the national team are currently doing well in the World Cup qualifying group. The 25-year-old scored from a curling freekick in the 3-1 win over Paraguay. Argentina will be facing Peru and Uruguay in the next two qualifying matches.

"Messi is happy. He's on the top of his game and he's showing it out on the pitch. When he's in that sort of mood and feeling happy, we have a great chance of him giving us many more happy moments," said Sabella after the match. "This is a beautiful feeling. It's amazing when the crowd shows you so much love. It has happened in the Copa America, here in Cordoba, and in Buenos Aires, too," said Lionel Messi after scoring his 10th goal in just six matches for the national team.



The Argentina national team manager Alejandro Sabella has come out in praise of the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi by saying that the nation is gifted that the 24-year-old is not a Brazilian.

Lionel Messi has often been described as the greatest player in the world right now, while many even have been comparing him with some of legends of football like Diego Maradona. He was once again at his explosive best in the recent friendly match against archrivals Brazil. The Brazilian national team has been featuring a number of young players in recent matches, and it was the case once again against Argentina.

Lionel Messi managed to score a wonderful hat-trick to help Argentina win the match 4-3 in the end. The 85th minute winner by Lionel Messi proved to be the decisive goal after Brazil had taken the lead in the second half. Argentina has been looking at various ways to bring out the best from the 24 year old Barcelona player.

Lionel Messi performs exceptionally well for the club team, but it has not been the case with the national team. This season, however, Messi has been doing extraordinary magic for the national team as well. He has now scored a remarkable 77 goals in all competitions this season.

"It's a rare moment that we must make the most of. Luckily he's from Argentina and we can enjoy ourselves. Leo is an exceptional talent, better than Cristiano Ronaldo. We don't play like Barcelona, we play more narrow but we still try to maximise his qualities. Talking about the game itself, it could have gone either way. It is very difficult to control a game against a team with such potential as Brazil. They have great attacking firepower. We need to work on our defence though, as this time we conceded three. We must find the right balance and equilibrium," Sabella told Ole.


Barcelona midfielder Isaac Cuenca has said that Argentine superstar player Lionel Messi has proved this season that he deserves the fourth straight Ballon d'Or award.

Lionel Messi has already won the Ballon d'Or three times in succession. It is a feat that has been matched only by the likes of Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and a few others.

Just when it seemed that Lionel Messi would once again proved that he is by far the best in the Champions League this season, he failed miserably in the two matches against Chelsea in the semi-final. As a result, Barcelona have failed in their objective to become the first club to win the Champions League in successive occasions.

However, he has proved that he is once again the best in the world by scoring 72 goals in all competitions for Barcelona this season. Isaac Cuenca, who is beginning to establish himself as one of the first-team regulars at Barcelona under manager Guardiola, has said that Lionel Messi's record of having scored more goals than anyone else in the game of football in a single season alone deserves a lot of praise. Cuenca has even suggested that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi should receive the Ballon d'Or award for the fourth consecutive year.

"He is undoubtedly the best and deserves another Ballon d'Or. Leo helps us younger players, he tries to correct us and encourages us. In footballing terms, I always keep an eye on him [Pedro] because we play in the same position and because he also came out of the youth system. Tito’s arrival is a bonus for everybody, especially in order for Barça to continue with their model. But he hasn’t said anything yet, neither to the veterans or the youngsters," said Cuenca about Lionel Messi and the arrival of new manager Tito Vilanova.