sport news Fabio Capello names Lionel Messi as one of football's three 'geniuses'

Fabio Capello names Lionel Messi as one of football's three 'geniuses'... but does NOT include Cristiano Ronaldo Fabio Capello believes Lionel Messi is one of the best three players in history The one-time England manager described the Barcelona star as a 'genius' Capello put the 31-year-old in company with Pele and Diego Maradona  He praised Cristiano Ronaldo's winning mentality but believes Messi is better 

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 15:18 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 15:59 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Fabio Capello rates Lionel Messi as one of the best three players to ever play football - but does not include Cristiano Ronaldo in that category.

The Barcelona star has been in red-hot form in front of goal again this season and netted a brace midweek against Lyon to seal their spot in the Champions League quarter-final.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, grabbed the headlines by scoring a hat-trick to inspire Juventus to a remarkable comeback against Atletico

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