Cristiano Ronaldo supporters were left unimpressed by the Ballon d'Or acceptance speech of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.Punto Pelota says football identities were unhappy with Messi overlooking his Real Madrid rival in his speech, virtually thanking "everyone in the football world except the Portuguese".

Observers say the tension between the pair was far greater than last year's ceremony, "you could sense it when they were forced to deal with eachother" in the rehearsals.

Several of the media were also unimpressed by Messi's behaviour in the pre-gala media conference. Ronaldo was open and honest in his answers, while it is claimed Messi was disinterested and spent much of the time staring at his mobile phone.