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Lionel Messi is a level above Cristiano Ronaldo, says David Beckham

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‘It’s impossible that there is another like him’

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David Beckham has entered the GOAT debate and reckons Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is a cut above Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two players have dominated European football for over a decade now and between them have won 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or awards.

Messi clinched the Golden Ball for a record sixth time in December, and he gets Beckham’s vote when it comes to who is the best.

“He [Messi] is alone in his class as a player, it is impossible that there is another like him.

“He, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not at his level, are both above the rest.”

Source | Telam

Beckham also spoke about when he faced Messi in the Champions League for Paris Saint-Germain in 2013, noting: “We were ahead and then he came on and Barcelona scored.”