In addition to describing Messi as a magic player, Diego Maradona praised Ronaldo's hat-trick performance following Juventus' 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid.
"There are players who are touched by the magic wand. The truth is that us Argentines are proud that Messi is Argentinian and did not go with the Spanish," said Maradona.
Maradona described Ronaldo as "a sorcerer".
"The other is an animal. Ronaldo is pure power and is now also a sorcerer: he said that he'd score three goals and he scored three goals."