Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Cristiano Ronaldo threw a jab at Lionel Messi in response to taunts from the opposing crowd at Euro 2012 on Wednesday.

Ronaldo played poorly in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Denmark in Group B play and still hasn’t scored in the tournament. The game took place at a neutral site in Lviv, Ukraine, but Ronaldo was still taunted by the Danish fans with “Messi” chants the entire game.

Asked about the chants after the contest, Ronaldo took a swipe at Messi.

“You know where [Messi] was at this time [last year]?” he asked reporters. “Do you know? He was being eliminated in the Copa America, in his own country. I think that’s worse, no?”

Although Ronaldo was a month early on his timeline (the Copa America took place last July), he is partially correct. Messi’s Argentina team finished second in group play, and then lost to Uruguay on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Ronaldo’s response shouldn’t be a surprise considering he said last month he believes he’s a better player than Messi. However, he shouldn’t get ahead of himself.

Portugal is only 1-1 through two games of Group B play in Euro 2012. They play the Netherlands on Sunday and need a win or tie to have a chance at advancing. Like I said, Ronaldo shouldn’t get ahead of himself.

You can head on over to FOX Soccer for complete coverage of Euro 2012.

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