Fabio Capello added his input in the debate between Messi and Ronaldo, saying that there are only three geniuses in football.

"Ronaldo is an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius. There are three geniuses in football, PeleDiego Maradona and Messi," said Capello.

Capello distinguished between being a champion and a genius.

"Ronaldo can help his teams win everything, but Messi is genius and goes further. I first came up against Messi when he was just 16 years of age and I was amazed. He already did what he does now, because he is a genius. Ronaldo has become a champion, but he's not a genius."