Portuguese star believes this could be best form of his career.
All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona star Lionel Messi conceded that Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo is always in the conversation when it comes to discussing the best player in the world.
– “Cristiano is always up there” says Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
– “There is almost no difference between when he plays at his best or a little less, for he always scores goals”.
– “Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are our main rivals in the Champions League, even though there are other teams at a great level”.
– “Blank cheques?, my life is as a Barca player”.
– Messi wins his third Golden Boot, while Ronaldo turns the betting in his favour in 24 hours as he becomes the third favourite after shining in Sweden.
– However, scandal continues as FIFA have now extended the voting deadline.
– Former Madrid midfielder Guti punches hard: “Cristiano is two or three steps ahead of Messi and Ribery”.
– “This moment could be the best of my life” says Cristiano Ronaldo. “Now my only aim is to work for Real Madrid”.
– Cristiano’s exhibition in Sweden turns the odds in his favour and now he is in line for the Balon d’Or.
– Rosell: “If there is no campaigning, the Balon d’Or should go to Leo”. Yesterday Messi received the Golden Boot.
– Victor Valdes will not play again until 2014. He suffered a torn calf muscle in his right leg and is out for six weeks.
– South Africa, without points in the FIFA rankings after Spain win.
– Hat-trick Messi. Leo becomes the first ever to win three Golden Boots.
– The star, truly committed to Barca, confirms, “this award is for the whole team”.
– Rosell: “If there is no campaigning, Leo will win the Balon d’Or“.
– Valdes, six weeks out.