Neymar beating Messi and Ronaldo stats at 26 but needs silverware

06 February, 2018, 15:17 | Author: Sheri Evans
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Loren Moron had a dream debut for Betis as he scored both goals which gave his side a 2-1 win at home to Villarreal. As Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 33rd birthday, we look at the seven most iconic moments of his magnanimous career.

Zidane then replaced Ronaldo and paid for that as Levante snatched a late equalizer from recent signing Giampaulo Pazzini after some poor defending from Madrid.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner's current contract with Real runs until June 2021.

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"That Madrid is going through a low in the league at the moment is, in my opinion, quite normal, especially if you have won the Champions League twice and been Spanish champions too", he told Goal.

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.

"It is very hard to choose as I like both clubs and they have a lot of passion", the Englishman added.

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Should Neymar manage to lead PSG to Champions League glory and Brazil to another World Cup title, there is little doubt that he will secure his first Ballon d'Or - one of the key reasons why he wanted to step out of Messi's shadow in Barcelona.

Whether he is successful or unsuccessful, one thing is for sure - he is going to push his two main rivals more in the coming years and victory at this early stage could represent the start of a new stranglehold over the highest individual accolades.

The Wales global has claimed three Champions League trophies and a Liga title during his stint in the Spanish capital but has struggled to overcome a number of serious injuries.

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