Ronaldo had a better year than Messi, says Mijatovic

The former Serbia international has voiced his opinion that the Blancos attacker has done enough to pip last year's winner to the Fifa Ballon d'Or
Predrag Mijatovic believes that Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi as he feels the Real Madrid attacker has had a better year than his Barcelona rival.

The Argentina international took his tally for club and country to 86 on Sunday when he netted a double against Betis to break Gerd Muller's goalscoring record, yet Mijatovic feels that Cristiano Ronaldo has been even more impressive.

"I would like it if Cristiano Ronaldo wins it. He has done better than Messi this year in my opinion," Mijatovic told reporters.

The former Madrid attacker then went on to discuss the title race, and stressed that Barcelona have not won anything just yet.

"It's a significant gap, but we should not forget that May is still far away. There's plenty of football to be played and Barcelona will start spilling points at some point."

The Nou Camp side currently hold a six-point lead over second-placed Atletico, with Real Madrid trailing their arch-rivals by 11 points.