Messi vs. Ronaldo: The Greatest Rivalry by Luca Caioli
In 2009 Real Madrid paid ?80m, a then record fee, to sign a ready-made superstar in an effort to keep pace with a Barcelona side that had won it all. In doing so, they sparked a rivalry like no other; Messi vs Ronaldo.
The seasons that have followed have been truly spectacular, the battle for supremacy increasing in profile and intensity all the while. Their styles, personalities and footballing allegiances continue to divide opinion, but their dominance of the record books has now put one claim beyond debate - this is footballs greatest ever head-to-head.
Acclaimed football writer Luca Caioli draws on invaluable testimonies from those closest to the two stars, with exclusive insights from friends, families, teammates and managers, to tell the inside story of this fascinating rivalry.
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In football conversations usually arises the discussion over who is better… if Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Assuming that we will always make a subjective analysis, based on our personal preferences, I have made this comparison, as a statistic, rigorous and totally objective analysis , in which I will confront their individual and collective achievements. I have incorporated an aspect that many people apply: the comparison of the two while Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid to The two goals that Messi has scored with other parts of the body were with his hand vs Espanyol on June 9, in La Liga, and with his chest in Mundialito final against Estudiantes de La Plata. Leo Messi scored 20 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo 18 , and gave 10 assists more than the portuguese
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might not be operating in such close proximity any more, but their exploits continue to prompt wonderment and debate over who is the best footballer of their era and all time. Among the numerous parallels of excellence the fellow five-time Ballon d'Or winners have thrown up during their decade at the summit of world football, these remarkably coincidental achievements take the breath away. Just the 1, goals, then. It's almost impossible to pick your favourite, but some of our writers have had a go. Messi scored in the first-half and was on the receiving end of a red-card lunge from Sergio Ramos before a glorious final flourish that demonstrated one of the outstanding skills of his later career. As Sergi Roberto stormed upfield and Madrid backpedalled, Messi loitered — surveying all around him from the right-hand side and picking his moment.
Argentine professional footballer. Portuguese professional footballer. The Ronaldo—Messi rivalry is a football rivalry between fans of Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentinian forward Lionel Messi and supposedly between the athletes themselves. They are two of the most decorated football players ever, having won a combined 63 trophies Ronaldo 29, Messi 34 during their careers thus far, and have regularly broken the 50 goal barrier in a single season. They are amongst the 28 players in the history of the sport to score over career goals, currently ranked at 6th Ronaldo and 7th Messi respectively, with both having scored over goals each in their careers for club and country.
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Free kicks are not included in the "Outside the box" total, and penalties are not included in the "Inside the box" total. Find more at bettinglounge. The following Ronaldo stats are from his season with Sporting CP. It seems as if Lionel Messi breaks a goalscoring record every other week, such is his mindblowing knack for finding the back of the net. He became Barcelona's all time leading scorer at the age of 24, broke Gerd Muller's 39 year old record for the most goals scored in a single season 73 , and is the all time leading scorer in La Liga. He also broke Gerd Muller's 40 year old record for most goals in a calendar year, scoring a staggering 91 goals in 69 games for club and country in