Lionel Messi has not reached the level of Diego Maradona as he has not been successful with Argentina football team, according to former FC Barcelona and Brazil football team star Romario.Lionel Messi reached 500 goals in his storied career for FC Barcelona on Sunday as he struck twice to secure a 3-2 win in a thrilling El Clasico against Real Madrid C.F..<iframe width=”560” height=”315” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/aMWmEOBG6xw” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe>The victory keeps Barca firmly in the hunt for a third LaLiga title in a row and a ninth in the career of their five-time Ballon d’Or-winning superstar.Read more | Drama in real life! Former England footballer rescues kids from stricken yachtHowever, since Messi has failed to win a major trophy with Argentina football despite reaching three finals in the Copa America and one in the World Cup, Romario feels he remains in Maradona’s shadow.<blockquote class=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>FCBEscola players from all over the world congratulate Leo Messi <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Messi500?src=hash”>#Messi500</a> 👏👏👏 <a href=”https://t.co/jVYRgPz7ld”>pic.twitter.com/jVYRgPz7ld</a></p>&mdash; FCBEscola (@FCBEscola) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FCBEscola/status/856922074408828928”>April 25, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>“Messi has to win a World Cup,” he told Fox Sports Brasil. “That’s why I consider Maradona to be better than him.“Diego won things with Argentina. Messi, on the other hand, plays well for Barcelona but doesn’t do it with the national team.”Read more | Aizawl FC won’t win I-League easily: Thangboi Singto, Shillong Lajong coachRomario, a league champion with Barca in 1994, believes neither Messi nor Maradona could match his own prowess as a goalscorer.<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>📷 The best photos from the last training before Barça welcome Osasuna to the Camp Nou in La Liga <a href=”https://t.co/ULV1zVMslB”>https://t.co/ULV1zVMslB</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/For%C3%A7aBar%C3%A7a?src=hash”>#ForçaBarça</a> <a href=”https://t.co/b4QL9D2ag1”>pic.twitter.com/b4QL9D2ag1</a></p>&mdash; FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/857044129376808961”>April 26, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8”></script>“Within the area, I was much better than Messi and Maradona anyway,” he said. “That’s what I think and I say it with a lot of humility.”The 51-year-old, a world champion and twice a Copa America winner with Brazil, believes compatriot Neymar to be the finest player in the world today given his form for both club and country.“Today, for how he plays with his club and the national team, I would give the prize of the best in the world to Neymar,” he added.