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Messi more complete footballer than Cristiano: Roldo

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 29: Brazilian legend Roldo believes Barcelo’s talismanic forward Lionel Messi is a more complete footballer than his Real Madrid rival Cristiano Roldo. Both Portuguese Roldo and Argentine Messi have been nomited for this year’s Ballon d’Or — alongside Brazilian Neymar — a trophy that the two have shared during the last seven years. Debate over who is better among the two has been raging on for sometime, but Roldo, who played for Barcelo and Real Madrid during his peak, chose Messi ahead of the Portuguese star. “I choose Messi. I see Messi more complete. He does things in a most spectacular way,” Roldo was quoted as saying by on Tuesday.

Messi has netted 12 goals and assisted five in 17 games this season. Roldo has scored 23 times in 22 games and has seven assists to his credit. IANS

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