Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo called teammate Marcelo yesterday to assure him he wasn't offended by the Brazilian's remarks in the USA.

Marcelo claims he was mistranslated when declaring Barcelona ace Lionel Messi as the "best in the world".

He immediately went to Twitter, to say: "They have misinterpreted what I said. Messi was the last to receive the Ballon d'Or, but for me, no doubt, the best is Cristiano and this will not ruin my friendship with him. I am 100% CR7."

Ronaldo called his young teammate last night, says AS, to calm the situation down: "Marcelo, no problem. I believe you, you're my friend. Do not give importance. We are friends and we will not waste a minute on this."