While the Argentine remains head and shoulders above anyone else when it comes to goalscoring in La Liga this season, mainly due to Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid to Juve, he still sees himself and the former Manchester United man as the best players in the world.
The Old Lady will be hoping from something similar on Wednesday night, and again the following Tuesday when Ajax travel to Italy for the reverse fixture.
'It's not often that we see a turnaround of the likes we had against Atleti.
Juventus came close in first-half stoppage-time with a clever overhead kick from Mario Mandzukic which was tipped over the crossbar by Pepe Reina.
While the pair, who have each won five Ballon d'Or titles, won't come into direct competition for now following their nine-year battle in Spain, Messi and Ronaldo could well meet in the final of this season's Champions League.
Ajax are chasing their first crown since 1995 and an unprecedented double is also on the cards for them too, as they continue to negotiate a thrilling title with PSV in the Eredivisie.
Juventus are robust and like a physical contest whereas Ajax are creative and energetic.
"I'm more likely to think of an English team, so Manchester City or Liverpool".
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