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Barcelona president Rosell: Real Madrid's Ronaldo not in top XI players in world

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has taken fresh aim at Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking at a round table evening in honour of the Quimica de Sarria institute in the Catalan capital, Rosell insisted that there should be no doubt over whether Lionel Messi will pick up his fourth consecutive Balon d'Or at the end of the year.

Rosell said: "Cristiano Ronaldo isn't the second best player in the world, he is the 12th. The first 11 are Barca players.

"Outside of Spain everyone is clear that Messi ought to win the Balon d'Or but not here."

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