Player Highlight: Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

The first edition of this season’s Champions League has concluded and both Barcelona and Real Madrid recorded convincing wins to kick start their European campaigns. As we know both clubs house Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, a gigantic tussle in its own right, so who came out on top between them? 

Lionel Messi

  • Goals: 2
  • Shots: 5
  • On Target: 3
  • Assists: 0 
  • Passing Acc: 80%
  • Take-ons: 100% 
  • Dispossessed: 3

Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Goals: 2
  • Shots: 9
  • On Target: 3
  • Assists: 0
  • Passing Acc: 81% 
  • Take-ons: 100% 
  • Dispossessed: 1

They are terribly good at what they do aren’t they? Both scored twice, and were constant threats to their respective oppositions. However, with Ronaldo pipping Messi with shots, passing accuracy and the lesser dispossession numbers, it seems the Portuguese superstar wins the opening round.

Despite that, consider this, Barcelona played Juventus, who are arguably a sterner task than Real Madrid’s opponents, Apoel.

The next bout sees Barcelona and their talented Argentine take on Sporting CP, while the other Spanish juggernaut will face Borrusia Dortmund. Will Ronaldo make it two from two or will Messi edge him to level the duel?

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