Mercurial Lionel Messi opened his 2018 account with a bang. On Sunday, he equalled the 39-year record set by another legendary footballer, Gerd Muller when he scored his 365th La Liga goal for FC Barcelona.
He achieved the feat, even with 27 matches less than what it took the legendary Germany’s Muller to do. It was Messi’s 400th appearance in La Liga when he guided Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Levante.
It is to be seen what response his arch rival in both La Liga and global football, Cristiano Ronaldo, will respond with. Both have been phenomenal in their football exploits that the mention of one brings out a response of the other.
Like the betfy.co.uk remarked, every Barcelona vs. Real Madrid match has a bigger subplot – the Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo battle.
Since they first met on the field during the Manchester United-FC Barcelona game in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League semi-final, they were pitted as major rivals.
Although they’re undoubtedly the best two players of their generation, fans and journalists often argue over who’s the best of the bests.
Ronaldo and Messi are leading scorers for their clubs and countries and have many personal accomplishments. The leaders in La Liga and the Champions League history have launched their status of international sensations that nobody can match.
The betfy.co.uk infographic provides a head-to-head comparison of the two greatest football players of all time to www.sportsvillagesquare.com. Take a look at what Ronaldo and Messi have achieved throughout their careers so far.