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Published: 12:35 | 11/9/16

Ronaldo hits back at Xavi

Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at comments made by Xavi Hernandez, reminding the Spaniard he has never won the Ballon d'Or.

The former Barcelona midfielder opined on Spanish radio last week that he believed Lionel Messi to be a clearly superior player to Ronaldo - his exact words were: “Ronaldo is a player of his time. The problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history.

“Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons.

"Messi will be number one until he wants. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”

Despite the comments being predictable for a former team-mate of the legendary Messi to make, Ronaldo has, unsurprisingly, taken offence to Xavi's remarks.

“Xavi is playing in Qatar or I don’t know where,” he said.

“Anyone who wants a front page talks about me. He has won it all, but never a Ballon d’Or.”

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