The Real Madrid vs Barcelona rivalry, famously called “El Clasico,” is one of the biggest rivalries in sports history. It is a clash between two of the Spanish giants, who have proven to be the best football teams in the world. Well, in the past couple of years, the rivalry has peaked at one of the craziest levels. As it was not just a rivalry between clubs but also between two of the world’s best players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was just a different level of football when the two teams collided. The heat of the game was even felt by the fans. Recently, one of Real Madrid’s players, Fede Valverde, said something that needs to be heard by every football fan.
“Lionel Messi is one of the best in the world.”
Here is the full statement: “I don’t know how to stop Lionel Messi, I could never stop him. I had many games against him when he played in Barcelona, and Casemiro was always a weapon that could beat Leo, although not always. You have to respect him because he is one of the best in the world.”
To be honest, Valverde is completely right. Messi is someone who can’t be stopped for a long time, and if you make even the smallest mistake against him, he will cash in on all the chances and the game and end up on his side.
It is a dream of many to win at least one championship in their football career, and Messi is someone who has won every championship he has competed in. from the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, FIFA World Cup, and every championship he has competed in.
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Not just club achievements but also individual achievements. He has won eight Ballon d’Ors, several Best Player of the Year awards, the Golden Boot, and the Golden Ball, and has been the top scorer in multiple seasons of different leagues around the world.
He has scored more than 900 goals in his football career and given at least 400 assists. Truly, he is one of the greatest of all time in the game, and it is quite difficult to stop him.
Lionel Messi was just 13 years old when he joined Barcelona, and he made his professional career debut in 2004 when he was just 17 years old. Since the day he stepped on the field, he has improved season by season. Moreover, his worst-ever season is the best season of some of the greatest footballers in the world.