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Maradona: We Love Messi, But Ronaldo...

Diego Maradona: We Love Lionel Messi, But Cristiano Ronaldo...

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by Kurt Buckerfield

Mar 15, 2019 09:01 PM

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo UEFA Champions League Barcelona Lionel Messi Diego Maradona

Following Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick showing in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, Diego Maradona has hailed the Portuguese superstar despite his affection for FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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Before Juventus took on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their UCL round of 16 tie earlier this week, Ronaldo issued a rallying cry to the Italian club's fans, insisting they must believe the team can overturn the 2-0 deficit from the first leg.

The Bianconeri did exactly that thanks to Ronaldo's incredible hat-trick in their 3-0 win over Los Rojiblancos, something Maradona has since admitted he was very impressed by.

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"Us Argentineans are proud of Messi, but Ronaldo is an animal," he told Marca.

"He said he'd need to score three goals and that's what he did."

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Messi followed up Ronaldo's incredible showing by scoring twice and assisting two further strikes in Barca's 5-1 win over Olympique Lyon on Wednesday.

Who do you think will win this season's UCL title? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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@madlanduna
Mar 20, 2019 02:46 PM

@Ezequienho. Many because he says he is better than Messi

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MR E
Mar 20, 2019 01:55 AM

Barca is more favourite to win the UCL this season, in Messi I believe and I know Maradona hates him coz he's better than him.

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frodo4
Mar 18, 2019 11:32 AM

CR7 is winner has done it with Man united ,Real Madrid ,Portugal national team. truth shall SET YOU free if CR7 was Argentine by now Argentine should won world cup and Copa cup put your emotion aside and imagine Ronald being Argentina squad instead of Messi and playing world cup final against German or final against Chile

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