Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

'Messi harder to defend than Ronaldo', says PSG's Thiago Silva

'Messi harder to defend than Ronaldo', says PSG's Thiago Silva

The Paris Saint-Germain defender has tested himself against the best in the business at club level and on an worldwide stage with Brazil.

David Beckham backs Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to produce his top form when the Champions League returns this month. Looks at the players that they have like Cristiano. He's scored 27 goals in 34 appearances for Barcelona but it's his all-round performances which have captivated football fans across the world.

Statistically speaking, Les Parisiens' No. 10 is shaping up nicely.

The Brazilian defender has summed up the big difference between the two forwards, pointing out that it's harder to easier to defend against Ronaldo than it is Messi. "He could still win the next Ballon d'Or", Silva said in a statement.

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Los Merengues will host PSG in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 14, with many backing the French side to upset the defending champions.

While acknowledging the challenge of PSG, former winger Beckham said via Marca: "It is going to be hard with PSG on top form at the moment".

"The little difference between them is that Messi, with the ball, one on one, or even against two, is hard to stop". He is the main man.

Currently, Neymar is fourth in the all-time list of Brazil's top scorers - two behind Romario in third place, nine behind Ronaldo in second and 24 behind the legendary Pele. In fact, it could be that Neymar is already ahead of Romario before the competition gets underway, with friendlies against Russian Federation and Germany to come in March. His trophy memorabilia includes championship titles around the world. Indeed, 2018 will be the first year that Neymar take a shot at the Ballon d'Or without Messi by his side.

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