Mario Balotelli praised Lionel Messi after his 600th goal for Barcelona, but “for the good of football please don’t compare him to” Cristiano Ronaldo again.
The Italy international was watching tonight’s Champions League semi-final, which saw Barca beat Liverpool 3-0 at Camp Nou with a Messi brace.
‘The Flea’ took his career tally to 600 goals for the club with a stunning free kick into the top corner.
Balotelli posted his thoughts on the matter via Instagram Stories.
“For the good of football, please don’t compare him to Juve’s Number 7 again.”
The reference was to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.