Both players who have won the Ballon d’Or for the last nine years between themselves, are constantly put side by side.
However, Ronaldo says Messi is among the footballers he enjoys seeing play.
“I like to see all good players and Messi is one of them. He is a player,” Ronaldo told Fox Sports Argentina.
“I really enjoy seeing him on the pitch and all the great players.”
The Portugal captain who scored 40 goals in all competitions this season as Madrid won the La Liga title, also admits he is not exactly Messi’s friend.