Thiago Silva reveals why it is easier defending against Cristiano Ronaldo than against Lionel Messi

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Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has claimed it’s easier defending against Cristiano Ronaldo than against Lionel Messi.

Silva told ESPN ahead of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday: “The small difference is that Messi, with the ball in a one-on-one or a two-on-one, is difficult to stop.

“With Ronaldo, I am not saying that it is easy, but one player can mark and the other can monitor – doing that gives you more security at the back.

“However, Messi and Ronaldo are both players capable of incredible things – like Neymar.

“I believe, though, that it is harder to defend against Messi than it is against Ronaldo.”

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