Diego Simeone, the Atletico Madrid manager, has outlined the differences between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Simeone stated that Messi is ‘much better’ for teams, which focuses on football than Ronaldo, Ronaldo is ‘better fit’ for teams with fewer attacking options than Messi.

He told Marca: “What I consider is that in a team with fewer solutions, Ronaldo is a better fit because he provides many solutions.

“For a team which focuses on football, Messi is much better. We are talking about very fine margins of how a team plays.

“Cristiano can decide a game in a different way, he doesn’t need ten attacks. He scored two headers against us and we were out.

“Both [Ronaldo and Messi] need a team but the differences are very small. Lionel, in an attacking team always plays better.

“The other [Ronaldo] can win a game in two actions, he simplifies the situations. Messi is mesmerizing because he plays elaborate football.

“Leo plays in a team that compliments all of his talent. He always ends up finding solutions.”

It could be recalled that the two star players Ronaldo and Messi have won the ballon d’or five times each