Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo admitted that he and Lionel Messi have benefitted from their long-running rivalry.
Ronaldo and Messi have been at the top of the sport for more than a decade, winning 10 straight Ballons d’Or between them before their run ended with Luka Modric picking up the top individual prize in 2018.
That span saw Barcelona claim six league crowns to Madrid’s two, while Ronaldo and company held the edge in Europe with four Champions League crowns to the two won by Messi’s side, though Barca had claimed a win in the final against Ronaldo’s Manchester United prior to the Portuguese star making the jump to Spain.
It all made for a heated rivalry, but Ronaldo says there is plenty of admiration between the two and believes that both players understand that they have helped each other reach record-breaking heights.
“I really admire the career he has had so far and, for his part,…
Source: Complete Sports