Football NewsThe Brazilian spoke about the fight with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ballon d’Or ceremony
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Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves has revealed that he was involved in a brawl with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ballon d’Or ceremony during his time in Barcelona.


What did Dani Alves say?

Dani Alves opened up in a controversy with the former Real Madrid superstar during a podcast appearance with UNAM Pumas teammate Efrian Valverde. Dani, who left Barcelona in the summer after a short second stint at the club, also spoke of his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo but explained why he thinks his old teammate Messi is on a different level than the Portuguese striker.

The Brazilian player said it was time because of the rivalry that he would go over to greet Cristiano Ronaldo and he would not greet him. According to Dani Alves, there was a controversy that never came out, but they had a fight in the dressing room of the Ballon d’Or ceremony, he greeted everyone, and he did not greet him because of what the Barcelona-Real rivalry generated from the outside. “But how can I not respect a guy who has achieved everything based on hard work and putting his heart and soul into it?” – said Dani.

The Brazilian added to Lionel Messi’s unique talents that he was born with a talent for playing football and being in a different world that only he can reach.


A little about Ronaldo and Messi

Cristiano and Lionel have dominated European football for over a decade, with the duo lifting 12 Ballons d’Or between them. Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or a record seven times while Cristiano has five to his name.

Lionel’s latest European goal for PSG against Maccabi Haifa means the player has scored against 39 teams in the Champions League, passing Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo for the most goals scored in competition.

Lionel is currently preparing with the Argentina team for a friendly against Jamaica in the USA. Meanwhile, Cristiano and Portugal are set to face Spain in the Nations League on Tuesday.