Gary Lineker: ‘Leo Messi is a better footballer than Cristiano Ronaldo’

Real Madrid 0 – Barcelona 3

Surely the only way Barcelona may fail to lose the Spanish title this season is if they suffer an incredible second half of the season implosion.

Barcelona are a shoo-in to win the title after they beat Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the campaign. And it wasn’t even much of a contest.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal ruled out in just the second minute for offside. That’s as close as Los Blancos came to scoring.

In the second half Luis Suarez scored his 10th goal of the season to fire Barca ahead.

The key moment came in the 63rd minute. Daniel Carvajal was sent off for saving a shot with his hands, and Leo Messi scored from the spot.

Aleix Vidal scored a late third for Barcelona to add gloss to the scoreline.

Gary Lineker: ‘Leo Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo’

On Saturday after Barcelona’s victory, MOTD anchor Gary Lineker has waded into the eternal Messi vs Ronaldo debate.

Messi was outstanding on Saturday as he continued his remarkable scoring record against Los Blancos.

He now has 15 goals against Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu.

A few weeks ago Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the France Football 2017 Ballon d’Or.

It was the fifth time Ronaldo won the award to go level with Leo Messi.

But Lineker believes that the Ballon d’Or award should have gone to Messi instead of his Real Madrid counterpart.

Not only that, but Lineker has claimed that Leo Messi is a better footballer than Cristiano Ronaldo.

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