Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are true examples of football rivalries as the two 'Greatest Of All Times' (GOATs) have always managed to pull off outstanding records every season.
Recall that 2018 was the fate-full year that Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus, leaving Messi behind in the Spanish league (Laliga). Since then, the two GOATs have been apart but their records are closely monitored and compared.
Messi being the 6th time Ballon D’or winner has entirely conquered the Spanish Laliga after the departure of Ronaldo. No doubt, this two will forever be the greatest foes in Laliga as we have seen them face each other mostly in El Classico matches.
While Messi decided to remain with the Catalans, after Ronaldo's shocking move to the Italian giants Juventus, after nine years in the Spanish capital, back in the summer of 2018, the two GOATs have recorded an excellent feat against each other.
So the main question is how do the two players’ records stack up against one another since then? Without much ado, let's take a look at the records of the two players from 2018 to the present.
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
Total games: 140
Goals: 119; Assist: 63
UEFA Champions League Goals (Knockouts): 20 (9)
UEFA Champions League Assists (Knockouts): 9 (3)
Trophies Won: 3 – 2018 Supercopa, La Liga 2018-19, Copa del Rey 2020-21.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus).
Total games: 131
Goals: 100; Assists: 22
UEFA Champions League Goals (Knockouts): 14 (7)
UEFA Champions League Assists (Knockouts): 5 (1)
Trophies Won: 4 – 2018-19 Serie A, 2019-20 Serie A, 2018 Supercoppa, 2020 Supercoppa (2021 Coppa Italia final to be played vs Atalanta)
Dear sports readers, after reading these stats, what is your say about this? Kindly drop your comments below.