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Gerard Pique gives his opinion on the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football / AFP Contributor/GettyImages
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Barcelona star, Gerard Pique has given his view on the age-old debate on who is better between footballing legends, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the defender having a clear preference between the duo.

Messi and Ronaldo are widely considered as the two greatest footballers in the history of the sport, with the duo dominating the sport for more than a decade now as see by the combined 12 Ballon d'Or awards they have won between them.

While Messi recently won his seventh Ballon d'Or award, the debate on who is a better player rages on considering that Ronaldo is enjoying the better season statistically having returned 15 goals or assists compared to Messi's 10.

Pique for part hailed both the players, though he has a clear preference.

"I think that they are both amazing. We are talking about two of the best players, not just in the world but the history of this sport. I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. I mean, he has the ball and his speed controlling the ball," he told BT Sport.

"The ball doesn't go two metres far from his foot, it's always there. It's impossible to catch him, this talent I didn't see from anyone. Cristiano Ronaldo is such a different player, they are very different. He is tall, strong, he's really complete. He can do anything. He can do goals with the head, free-kicks, penalties, take one on one.

"But for me it's like Messi is not human but Cristiano is the best of the humans," he added.

Despite the debate claims, there is no doubt that the footballing world has been lucky to see the duo display their talent and skill at the same time and achieve legendary feats in the same generation.

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