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Robert Lewandowski gives his verdict on the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to be the two greatest players in the history of football / AFP Contributor/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski has given his view on the age-old debate on who is greater between footballing superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, revealing that it is very difficult to state who is the "superior" player.

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

The Argentina icon recently won his seventh Ballon d'Or award honour and Lewandowski has claimed that it was a matter of "preference" when choosing between the two legends, but that there was one measure which for him was incredibly important.

“Since I became a professional, Messi and Ronaldo have been above everyone else. It has always been a duel between them. It's all about what kind of player you prefer. The answer to the question (of which is superior) is difficult," he said as quoted by Mirror.

“I respect the hard work of Cristiano Ronaldo. For Messi everything seems easy. I think Cristiano has had to work harder to succeed.”

Lewandowski for his part has established himself as the best striker in the world over the past three years or so, and many believe that he was unlucky to lose to Messi when it came to winning the Ballon d'Or award this year.

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