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Iago Aspas explained the difference between himself, Ronaldo and Messi this week

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As far as inspired decisions go in football, Iago Aspas fleeing Liverpool in 2015 would be pretty high on the list.

When the most memorable moment of your Premier League career is taking the corner kick from hell, it's never exactly a good sign. Aspas made 15 appearances for the Reds in the end, with Oldham Athletic remaining the only team to concede to the Spaniard.

Upon his return to La Liga, though, Aspas has once again demonstrated the goal scoring form that secured him a move to English football in the first place.

Last season saw the 30-year-old score 26 goals in 49 appearances despite Celta Vigo limping their way to a mediocre 13th place finish. 

The Spaniard has even made a strong return to life in the national team with six caps since the twilight months of 2016 after nearly a decade without acknowledgement.

And, if nothing else, Aspas has the privilege of locking horns with two of the greatest players in history - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - twice each every season.

Aspas is yet to exchange blows with either super stars this season but a trip to the Nou Camp looms on December 3 before Real Madrid make the trek to the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos in the New Year.

It seems every professional has a different opinion on the age-old debate as to who's better - Ronaldo or Messi. Few have put it quite like Aspas, however.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

During an interview on international duties, the 30-year-old tried to settle the argument via the medium of cars and even included himself in the analogy.

When asked to describe Messi as a car, he answered: "Lamborghini."

The interviewer then added Ronaldo to the equation and you can't fault Aspas for specificity as he nominated: "Porsche 63 GT3."

For himself? A Volkswagen Golf, prompting both interviewer and player to break out into laughter.

Well, that's one way to express Messi's superiority to his Real Madrid rival and brings comparisons to one of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's finest analogies.

When referring to his Barcelona struggles, he famously remarked: "When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium fuel in the tank, you drive onto the motorway and you floor the accelerator.

Barcelona v AC Milan - Joan Gamper Trophy

"Guardiola filled up with diesel and went for a spin in the countryside. If that’s what he wanted, he should have bought himself a Fiat from the start.”

Zlatan might want to downgrade his Ferrari status if Ronaldo is supposedly a Porsche, mind.

Who do you think is the GOAT - Messi or Ronaldo? Have your say in the comments section below.

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