Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi with their selections


The infinite duel: Messi reaches 800 goals and Cristiano Ronaldo 'answers' with another record

Published:24/03/2023 - 12:44h

Updated:24/03/2023 - 12:44h

Leo Messi reached 800 goals in his career during the match against Panama but Cristiano was not far behind and broke the mark for the most caps in football history (197)

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The stop FIFA has been a Russian mountain of emotions in his first days. So much Lionel Messi like Cristiano Ronaldo have been absolute protagonists with his selections and have showed it beating records and worthy personal marks of the best footballers in the history of the balompié.

The 'star' Portuguese was summoned for the eliminatory Europeans after the good feelings that has left in the To the-Nassr Saudi, where accumulates nine goals and two assistances in nine commitments contested. By his part, Leo travelled to Argentina to contest a friendly with Panama and receive the ovation of the fans 'albiceleste' in the new Monumental Stadium, being east the first party played under the title of champion of the world.

Cristiano and Messi, face to face

Messi went back to leave his footprint in the Argentinian selection when marking an authentic golazo of free shot to the 88' minutes of the meeting. A target that in addition to sentencing the commitment (2-0), would be the annotation number 800 of 'The Flea' in his professional career. With this approaches to the 805 goals of the Austrian Josef Bican and to alone 30 of Cristiano Ronaldo, the one who possesses the record of more goals in the history of the football (830).

However, 'CR7' followed suit in front of Liechtenstein and saw door by double game, expanding his distance at most goleador and also leaving another record that only Messi could try beat. And it is that the luso surpassed to Bader To the-Mutawa like the footballer with greater quantity of internacionalidades with his selection (197). Leo situates in the thirteenth position with 173, being the only player in active of the list that could reach him after Andrés Saved (179) and Sergio Bouquets (180) said goodbye to his combined national.

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Like this the things, the two referents of all a generation seguiran shoulder with shoulder expanding his big individual registers and communities, having as next aim the Glass America and Eurocopa in 2024. For then the ex FC Barcelona be 37 years old and the Portuguese 39, by what both competitions could be the last that will contest with the elastic of his countries.

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