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Ex-Juventus coach Capello: Messi the genius - not Ronaldo

Former Juventus coach Fabio Capello insists Cristiano Ronaldo remains inferior to Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo is being celebrated after his hat-trick heroics against Atletico Madrid.

But Capello said: “Ronaldo's an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius.

“There are three geniuses in football: Pele, Maradona and Messi. Period. Ronaldo is very strong as he lets you win everything, but Messi is a genius and something else.

“I faced Messi when he was 16 years old and I was amazed. He did the same things he does today but 20 years younger because he was born a genius.

“He invents things that others don't see. Ronaldo has made himself a champion, but not a genius."

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