- Real Madrid confirmed on July 10th that Cristiano Ronaldo will be moving to Juventus this summer for a record fee of £100m
- After 9 seasons at Real Madrid and over 400 goals, Ronaldo has decided to start a new chapter of his glittering career
The world of football was left stunned yesterday as Real Madrid announced that they were selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for an Italian record fee of £100m. The 33-year-old who is currently holidaying after Portugal’s elimination from the World Cup reached an agreement with Juventus after meeting the president at his hotel in Greece and within a few hours, both the clubs confirmed that after 2 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League title, Ronaldo was indeed moving to Seria A to join defending champions Juventus.
Ever since Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid, Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo was a battle that took the world by storm and this move will mark the end of the rivalry between the Portuguese and the Argentinian. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi hasn’t only dominated the Ballon d’Or over the past decade but the duo has led the world and La Liga especially in almost all stats going forward.
Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo – The Greatest Two
When we talk about Trophies, both these players have won a combined total of 62 trophies with Lionel Messi leading the race with 34 titles to Ronaldo’s 28. However, in those 28 Trophies, Ronaldo has won 4 Champions League titles, including 3 in a row. Messi, on the other hand, can only boast of 2 Champions League titles during that time.
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo always gave the fans something that we don’t see very often, worlds two best players going head to head against each other backed by this great rivalry that involves Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi rivalry has become a synonym for goals, both these players have set some almost unbreakable records with their consistency and determination. When we talk about goals, during his 9 seasons with Real Madrid, Ronaldo managed to break almost every goal-scoring club record and eventually finished 451 goals in 438 matches, which is a phenomenal return for a player whose career is supposed to be on the vain given his age.
In terms of goals, Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo head to head is dominated by the Barcelona legend, at least in the La Liga, as he has scored a total of 383 goals in the past 9 season with Ronaldo scoring just 311. However, on the European stage, Ronaldo through his efforts in the past two seasons has managed to very easily stretch the gap of goals between him and Messi. The former Manchester United star has scored a total of 120 Champions League goals at Real Madrid, while Messi has scored only 100 in that period but a lot of that has got to do with the Spanish capital club winning a record 3 titles in a row.
Messi vs Ronaldo 2018 – The End of an Era
When we talk about Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo rivalry, we can’t talk about the El Clasico. The two players have played each other a total of 30 times over the past 9 seasons, with Messi’s Barcelona quite clearly leading Ronaldo’s Real Madrid with 14 wins to 8, while 8 have ended in a draw. In terms of goal, Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi battle in the El Clasico is much closer with the 29-year-old scoring 20 goals with Ronaldo just 2 behind at 18.
In Messi vs Ronaldo 2018 comparison we see the two greats being fairly equal to each other in performance. While Barcelona won the La Liga on a canter, it was Real Madrid who created real history by winning their 3rd consecutive Champions League title. However, in Messi vs Ronaldo 2018 comparison, the Portuguese seems to have the edge at the moment after his brilliant performance for the 2016 EURO Champions in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
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