Juve star compare Ronaldo & Messi to Federer & Nadal

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 04/05/2019

Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini has compared Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to tennis legend of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after grabbing the equaliser against Torino on Friday night.

Sasa Lukic had opened the scoring for the visitor in the 18 minutes but Portugal international equalise late in the encounter after towering header six minutes from time to end the tie 1-1 at Allianz Stadium. 

Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia: "This team has such heart and soul, as proved over the last two games. We played better than last Saturday, but ultimately we want to prove we are the best, that we deserved this Scudetto and can already start building up to next season.

"We don’t go on vacation anywhere and, although we are perhaps missing something without the pressure for three points, we still showed determination and strength.

"Torino lost only one away match in 2019 and are still furious about it, so we knew they were going to be tough. They played with great determination and quality, so we did well to get this draw and in the end I feel it was the right result.”

"We are fortunate to be living in an age where we can experience both Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. They are both world class, like Federer and Nadal, one seems better and then the other replies.”

Ronaldo took his career tally to 601 club goals, as the long-distance duel with Messi continues.