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Neymar: Messi is number one

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 10 Jun 2012

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Brazil star Neymar says Argentina ace Lionel Messi is the best player in the world following Saturday’s friendly between the two teams.

The Barcelona forward inspired his team to a 4-3 victory against their arch-rivals, scoring two goals in the first half before deciding an end-to-end contest with a brilliant late strike to complete his hat-trick.

Neymar, who picked up two assists in the match, has often earned comparisons with Messi, but he admitted the Argentine is at a higher level.

“It is very simple: Messi is the best in the world, and if you give him a little bit of space, he can do whatever he wants,” Neymar told reporters.

“But this match was not a walk in the park, like many had predicted.

“We could have won the match, we had chances to score. We played well and we showed that we are on the right track.”

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chize
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that is why i see pele as a fool for comparing nehmar to messi, when he himself is not a match for MESSI.

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Yes even Ronaldos team mate Marcello also says it, so for us neutrals (not Barca or Real fans) there is no doubt. Ronaldo has also had a great season, and it should be aknowledged, but Messi is just better. And regarding the Spanish Championship, is it only due to Ronaldo that Real won it? And what if David Villa hadn’t been long term injured, would Barca then have won? etc. etc. Facts are that both players are surrounded by other star players, and plays on club teams that would be top teams with or without them, but they do make… Read more »
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