Barcelona's Messi admits awards battle with Man Utd star Ronaldo

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi admits he's battling Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo for the game's top awards. Messi admits the competition is very stiff for the Ballon D'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards: "Ronaldo is a great player. "Last year he was ahead of me in the Ballon D'Or and I was ahead of him in the World Player of the Year."

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi admits he's battling Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo for the game's top awards.

Messi admits the competition is very stiff for the Ballon D'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards: "Ronaldo is a great player.

"Last year he was ahead of me in the Ballon D'Or and I was ahead of him in the World Player of the Year."

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