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Says Messi: I miss having Ronaldo in La Liga

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Messi and Ronaldo are widely considered to be two of the greatest players to have ever played the game.

Lionel Messi and his rivalry Christiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi and his rivalry Christiano Ronaldo. 

Lionel Messi says he misses facing rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the former Real Madrid forward gave “prestige” to La Liga.

“I miss Cristiano,” Messi told FM Club 947 in Argentina. “Although it was a bit difficult to see him win trophies, he gave La Liga prestige.

 After helping Madrid win a fourth Champions League title in five years, Ronaldo left the club to join Serie A giants, Juventus, in July.

 Ronaldo has continued to save his best for Europe’s elite club competition, with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid firing Juventus into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

 The draw subsequently ensured Messi and Ronaldo cannot meet unless both clubs advance to the final, which is set to be played at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano home, according to Goal.

 Madrid are lagging 12 points behind Liga leaders, Barca, and Messi suggested he misses the competition provided by Ronaldo.

 “Juventus are a great candidate to win the Champions League since the arrival of Cristiano, and the match against Atletico Madrid must have given them a lot of confidence.”

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