Lionel Messi: Stats prove Barcelona star has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi: Stats prove Barcelona star has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo

- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are regarded as two of the greatest players in history

- These two football superstars have both won the Ballon d'Or award five times each

- But stats have proven that Lionel Messi has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo recently

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the two best players presently in the world considering their achievements in the game of football.

These two players have been rivals for the past ten years as they have both won the Ballon d'Or award fives times each.

Despite winning most titles in Europe while playing for their clubs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have never won the World Cup title.

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Ronaldo left Real Madrid last summer after nine years at the Bernabeu and in his first season at Juventus, he won the Serie A title and Cup double.

Lionel Messi on the other hand won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona, but he is yet to play a game this season.

Many football fans believe Ronaldo is better than Messi, while some think the other way round due to how they play.

And according to the report on UK Mirror, Starsport has given a statistics that show Lionel Messi has been better than Ronaldo in recent times.

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Lionel Messi record:

2018/19 La Liga Barcelona

Minutes Played: 2858

Goals: 36

Assists: 12

2017/18 La Liga Barcelona

Minutes Played: 3134

Goals: 34

Assists: 13

2016/17 La Liga Barcelona

Minutes Played: 2956

Goals: 37

Assists: 8

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Cristiano Ronaldo record:

2018/19 Serie A Juventus

Minutes Played: 2869

Goals: 21

Assists: 6

2017/18 La Liga Real Madrid

Minutes Played: 2372

Goals: 26

Assists: 5

2016/17 La Liga Real Madrid

Minutes Played: 2641

Goals: 25

Assists: 7

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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