Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo's Shocking Stat Differences In Their Quarter-Final Matches

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had different experiences in their respective quarter-finals for Barcelona and Juventus.

Barça overturned a 2-0 deficit in the first leg by thrashing Sevilla 6-1 in the second leg of the Copa del Rey and secured their spot in the semi-finals.

The Old Lady, on the other hand, were knocked out of the Coppa Italia after they suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to Atalanta.

The folks over at SofaScore have broken down the stats for both five-time Ballon d'Or winners and the difference between the two is as clear as night and day.

Let's start off with Messi, who received a 9.5 rating for his overall performance. The 31-year-old Argentine ace scored once and assisted once, as well as registering four shots on target and three were off target.

The Barcelona captain also successfully completed seven out of his 15 dribbling attempts and won one penalty, though he did miss a big chance in the match.

However, he completed 85.4 per cent of his accurate passes, created three key passes and created two big chances.

Not too shabby, right?

Credit: SofaScore
Credit: SofaScore

Messi's 9.5 rating trumps Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia, who was awarded a 7.1 rating.

It's time for Ronaldo now, who didn't receive the highest rating for his team. That honour went to Alex Sandro after he was awarded a 7.7.

The Juventus ace's rating for the match was 6.9. That's right, SofaScore found that he failed to impress -- and the stats show why on so many levels.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star failed to score, didn't register any assists and none of his shots were on target.

Ronaldo had two shots off target and one of which was blocked. While he failed to score or assist, he did pull off both of his dribbling attempts successfully.

When it came to passing, however, the 33-year-old Portuguese footballer was not much better. He had a 65.5 per cent success rate for his accurate passes and zero key passes.

The highest rating for any player in the match was Duván Zapata, who received an 8.7 after he scored a brace against Juventus.

Credit: SofaScore
Credit: SofaScore

Messi scored against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey second leg, following on from Barcelona producing a bit of tiki-taka action.

Fans have praised his performance in the match, not to mention the fact that he allowed Philippe Coutinho to take the penalty.

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