Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva, says it is harder to defend against Barcelona star, Lionel Messi than Real Madrid forward, Ronaldo.
The Brazilian international, who is set to come up against Ronaldo led Los Blancos in the Champions League last 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu, spoke in favour of Messi.
“It’s harder to defend against Leo Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo,” Silva 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.
“They are both players who do incredible things, like Neymar, for example,” he added.
Messi and Ronaldo have won a record five Ballon d’Or awards apiece, while the pair are the all-time leading goalscorers for their respective clubs.