Messi Says Cristiano Rivalry  was Very Healthy

Lionel Messi has called his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo “healthy” and said that it was good for fans.

The Argentine and Portuguese battled it out in La Liga for the better part of a decade after Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009.

Barcelona star Messi and Ronaldo were the dominant forces in Spain and world football for much of their time in the league together, creating a natural rivalry between the pair.

“The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and good for the fans,” the 31-year-old said.

And Messi has claimed that the pair’s time at the top of the game in Spain was a positive for football and for fans all over.

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