Diego Maradona believes Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo will never reach the same level as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Both forwards are clear favourites to win the Ballon d'Or after an impressive season at club level, yet Maradona feels the Portuguese is nowhere near his Argentine rival.
"Cristiano Ronaldo will never be of Messi's level. Lionel doesn't need Cristiano Ronaldo's powerful shot. Messi just dribbles towards the goal with the ball at his feet," Maradona told TVR.