"Cristiano Ronaldo is not a better goal scorer than Lionel Messi," that's the thought of one fan who believes they've created the perfect thread to explain why.
There's plenty of arguments to back up whether fans believe Ronaldo is better than Messi, or vice versa, with the Portuguese star's success at multiple clubs amongst the sticks to beat the Barca man with. A stick that might have grown if Ronaldo hd got his desired move to PSG this year.
Another thing that usually goes in the former Real Madrid forward's way is his ability as a goalscorer, compared to Messi's, but it seems the six time Ballon d'Or winner isn't actually worse than his rival.
Messi (Total) :arrow_right: Scores a goal every 100m 17s- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Ronaldo (Total) :arrow_right: Scores a goal every 111m 53s pic.twitter.com/hBfHivpzCB
UCL:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Messi :arrow_right: Ratio: 0.81 / Minute per goal: 102m 26s
Ronaldo :arrow_right: Ratio: 0.76 / Minute per goal: 114m 58s
:arrow_right: Messi has scored against the 78.10% of the rivals he faced
:arrow_right:Ronaldo has scored against the 68.33% of the rivals he faced pic.twitter.com/UC1yFk1TLc
International Level:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
:arrow_right: Messi opponent average FIFA Ranking: 32
:arrow_right: Ronaldo opponent average FIFA Ranking: 52
Messi shows up against big teams according to this stat. pic.twitter.com/0tXrfzXyWI
La Liga (between 09-18):- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Messi :arrow_right: 309 Apps : 329 G : 1.06 Ratio : 79m 10s per goal
Ronaldo :arrow_right: 292 Apps : 311 G : 1.06 Ratio : 80m 45s per goal
Despite having the same ratio, Messi scored 20G more than the games he played, while Ronaldo scored 19G more. pic.twitter.com/6XWjRLhihQ
Fifa Club World Cup:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Messi :arrow_right: 5 Apps : 5 G : 1 Ratio : 85m 24s per goal
Ronaldo :arrow_right: 6 Apps : 6 G : 1 Ratio : 93m 30s per goal
Messi has a better minute per goal ratio, that mean if he played more games he would have scored more goals. pic.twitter.com/t0jYSN9qRa
Shooting:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Shots: :one::eight::zero::six: (20.81 % of his shots ends in goal)
Outside the box (62 G): :six::seven::five: (9.18% outside the box shots ends in goal)
Inside the box: :one::one::three::one: (27.76 inside the box shots ends in goal)
From set pieces: :two::one::three: (9.39 % set piece goals ends in goal) pic.twitter.com/dLXTOVD0oj
Set pieces: :two::eight::three: (9.54 % set piece goals ends in goal)- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
On target: :one::zero::one::zero: (41.20 %)
Messi top 4/5 of it. pic.twitter.com/DTavnYRg5V
Career hat-tricks:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Messi :arrow_right: 54 / Without Pens: 40
Ronaldo :arrow_right: 56 / Without Pens: 27
Messi is a pure goalscorer, while Ronaldo rely on pens. pic.twitter.com/MtFhySt6cr
Conversation rate when their team is winning:- :goat: (@LFCrezz) August 4, 2020
Messi :arrow_right: 23.2% / While they're losing or drawing: 22.4%
Ronaldo :arrow_right: 24.5% / While they're losing or drawing: 4.3%
Messi is the perfect goalscorer, scores in any types of games and in difficult conditions. pic.twitter.com/s2GDO5O2Gi
Interestingly this season Ronaldo has outscored Messi. The 35-year-old scored 31 goals in the league as Juventus won Serie A for the ninth time in-a-row, but has only scored twice in the Champions League so far this season.
Messi on the other hand 'only' bagged 25 times in La Liga this season, with his side actually missing out on any domestic success for the first time since 2014.
Despite that it was Messi who was the top goalscorer in his league whilst Ronaldo missed out to Lazio's Ciro Immobile in Italy.
Real's all time top scorer also missed out on being named as Serie A's 'Most Valuable Player', with teammate Paulo Dybala claiming the award instead.
Will either Ronaldo or Messi lift the Champions League this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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