The Italian forward has stuck up for the two star players after their respective Champions League defeats this season
Neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will play in the Champions League final for the first time since 2013, but Mario Balotelli does not believe they should be criticised.
Posting on his Instagram story after Barca’s 4-0 defeat at Anfield, which resulted in a 4-3 aggregate defeat, Balotelli wrote: “Messi is an alien, despite the bad and very difficult match.
“Ronaldo remains the best player from this planet, despite not having played in the semi-finals.
“Anything else is nonsense talk. You cannot say bad things against these two for a game played badly or a missed qualification or a defeat. That would be crazy.”