'Messi harder to defend than Ronaldo', says PSG's Thiago Silva

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Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo at 33

Cristiano Ronaldo along with Lionel Messi is one of the two best players of this generation. "It's harder to defend against Leo Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo", Silva was quoted as saying by Le10Sport.

'This is the moment for Los Blancos as they love this competition.

Number of goals scored from Feb 2nd 2017 onwards. The El Clasico rivals are also record-breaking goal scorers for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona respectively.

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Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the La Liga and Champions League double during the 2016-17 season.

The Brazil global has admitted that he is happy to be facing Ronaldo and not Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the Champions League round of 16 first leg next week.

His exploits in the 2017 calendar year won him his fifth Ballon d'Or award to equal Messi's haul.

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The ruling has led to protests by opposition supporters urging the government to obey the order. The political uncertainty has coincided with growing Chinese influence in the island nation.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG will travel to Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu for the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 14. He could still win the next Ballon d'Or.

Indeed, he is getting more of the ball in Paris than he was playing alongside Messi and Luis Suarez and, even though he is sharing the load in attack with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, it is now more about him at Parc des Princes.

Success in 2018 will not only be defined by what happens with PSG, though, there is also the World Cup with Brazil in Russian Federation this summer.

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"At least if they become good first class cricketers, from then on it becomes a stepping stone to play for India ", he said. The whole planning and preparation that has gone into, not necessarily for this World Cup, but in developing these players.

"You start to think if he's economising his efforts or dedicating more in the Champions League than he is in the league".

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