– Leon Bailey has declared that he would pick Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi as the greatest of all time
– The Bayer Leverkusen striker believes Ronaldo achieved his successes with different teams in his career
– The Jamaican international added that Messi is a better talent than Ronaldo but he would pick the Juventus forward ahead of the Barca star
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are great players but the Portuguese star still has an upper hand over his rival, according to Bayer Leverkusen striker Leon Bailey.
The pair have dominated football in the last 15 years and have won 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them in the last 13 years.
Jamaican international Bailey has taken sides with Ronaldo for making an impact with Man United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
Bayer Leverkusen star eon Bailey reveals why Ronaldo will always have an upper hand than Messi.
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The 23-year-old clearly respects Messi’s talent ahead of Ronaldo but rates the Juventus striker higher because of his successful spells with different spells.
Bailey was quoted by Give Me Sport:
“I think [Lionel] Messi has been at one club for too long.
“The big difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi is Ronaldo has done great things in different teams and that’s what makes him great.
“Obviously they are two great players but Ronaldo will always have that upper hand.”
“I believe Messi is more talented than Ronaldo, but when it comes to more success, I would give that to Ronaldo 100 times.”
Bailey has been good scoring form this season, with ten goals in 27 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this term.
His team are currently occupying fifth position on the Bundesliga table behind Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Bayern Munich.
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Meanwhile, Bioreports had earlier reported that Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a 5-1 win over Deportivo Alaves at the Camp Nou as the Argentine equalled Cristiano Ronaldo 573 goals in open play.
The Juventus striker might be the highest goalscorer in the history of football but Messi’s brace against the visiting side matched the Portuguese’s feat.
The 33-year-old produced a five-star performance and he was also instrumental when he came in as a substitute in Barca’s 3-2 win over Real Betis.
Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Bioreports and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan