Messi and Ronaldo – Clasico Special

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the two best players of this generation. They go head-to-head for the 6th time this season. The intent of this post is to celebrate these two players on the eve of a Clasico.

While both Messi and Ronaldo have scored 41 goals a piece so far, they following charts prove that they have each done it in their own distinct ways.

41 goals in the season so far. 5 games still to be played. Can they both reach the 50 goal mark? Definitely on the cards.

All number are La Liga numbers.



Key passes

Key passes are defined as passes that would have been potential assists with good finishing.

Goals to shots

Shots to shots on target

Data Credits

– @JavierJotah

– Some data from and some data from

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  1. kriebela

     /  April 23, 2012

    Well done! Clearly Messi is the more effective player, plus he does whine and complain and play act like Christina Ronaldo.

  2. kriebela

     /  April 23, 2012

    Clearly Messi is the more effective and more well-rounded player. Plus, when Messi gets hacked, he gets right up. He’s not a prima donna like Christina Ronaldo with all of his play acting, diving and whining.


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