THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IS OVERWHELMING
Messi vs Cristiano: Leo's numbers 'depict' the Portuguese even more
Published:7/10/2022 - 23:22h
Updated:7/10/2022 - 23:22h
The start of the 2022-2023 season is being sensational for a Leo Messi who is recovering his best version, quite the opposite for a Cristiano Ronaldo who is experiencing his 'darkest' moment as a footballer
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have kept the biggest rivalry between players of the European football. After coinciding in LaLiga while they played with the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, both players have been compared year after year. Each goal of 'The Flea' is one 'defeat' for the Portuguese and vice versa, because they competed too time for occupying the throne like the best footballer of the world. Nevertheless, in this beginning of season 2022-2023, is 'impossible' put them to the two in the same level.
And it is that the first months of season of Leo Messi remember to when it was to his best level with the Barça. The Argentinian has turned into one of the big pillars of the Paris Saint-Germain and in one of the most important players between all the 'big' of the European football. It has gone back to form an invincible pair with Neymar Jr, as already it did it in his moment in the Spotify Camp Nou, and also has known to combine to perfection with Kylian Mbappé; a big news after a complicated year to his arrival to Paris, the past course, in which almost it happens unobserved.
To fault of a month and half for the World-wide of Qatar, Leo Messi is in a state of form sensacional and, further of his statistical (that they already say a lot of), the Argentinian has taken a step forward with the PSG and has showed much more participatory, incisive and dangerous. Finally, it sees him comfortable and to taste on the terrain of game, something that was costing him more than the account. In this stretch of the season, has participated in 16 goals in 13 parties contested: eight has signed them he and has delivered other eight assistances.
The figures are demoledoras, mainly because only it has remained without marking or assist in three parties of the Parisian picture in what it goes of campaign: against the Juventus, in the debut of Champions League, as well as in front of the Montpellier and ACE Monaco in Tie it 1. Although in the French championship is where better figures registers (five goals and seven assistances), in the League of Champions already left an important performance against the Benfica, with a golazo to advance to his, although they finished empatando (1-1).
To this it is necessary to add him that in the two parties that contested with Argentina in the last stop of selections added four targets, in front of Honduras and Jamaica in 124 minutes of action with the 'albiceleste'. It is not a secret for anybody that Messi is very motivated by the World-wide, that is the last that will contest, as it has confessed he same recently. It will be necessary to see if it follows to the same rhythm after it return of Qatar, but for the moment remembers to the 'better' Leo.
Contrary case of Cristiano
In a very different situation is Cristiano Ronaldo the one who, after a season 2021-2022 positive with the Manchester United (24 goals and six assistances), is living a nightmare in these months in Old Trafford. The luso happened to be a 'saviour' of his team to avoid that the catastrophe of the past course was worse, to not being taken in account at all -practically- by Erik have Hag. The bajón in his performance has been more than notorious and his statistics like this reveal it.
It is necessary to split mentioning that 'CR7' left to be headline in the United, although before it played it absolutely everything. It has jumped to the field from the start only in four opportunities in what it goes of season: three in the Europe League and one in the Premier League. In total, has played 468 minutes delivered in nine parties between both competitions. It has registered only a goal and an assistance, in the European tournament.
Likewise, Erik have Hag has 'happened' of him in three parties up to now, even in the goleada of the Manchester City in the past day of the Premier League. With Portugal, has been the same history. It played the 180 minutes in the last stop, by the Nations League, achieving an assistance against the Czech Republic. In front of Spain, remained evidenciado that is in a course less and that, probably, no longer is to 'tope' for the big commitments.