Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest rivalry in the world of football. Messi and Ronaldo are two of the biggest names in the world of sports. Both of them are regarded as the greatest players of all time and are known for their incredible style of play and work rate. Both of them made their debut in the early 2000s and have been under the spotlight ever since. Their fans have always been loyal to them and constantly debate on which of them is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) of Football but in my opinion, both individuals have worked equally hard to reach the pinnacle stage of their careers.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to share a pitch for the first time in over two years when Paris Saint-Germain take on a Saudi Pro League all-star team later this month. In the last two decades, both the giants of football have played against each other on many occasions, Let us have a look into that as well as into Lionel Messi Vs Cristiano Ronaldo Head To Head Statistics.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Head To Head
The first ever match involving both Messi and Ronaldo came on April 2003 in 2008 at Camp Nou. It was the first leg of a UEFA Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Man Utd. The match ended 0-0, Man Utd went on to win the Second Leg 1-0 eventually knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League that season.
Half of the first 36 games between Messi and Ronaldo took place in La Liga when they were playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. Messi had the upper hand as Barca won 10 of those 18 games and Messi even outscored Ronaldo by 12 goals to nine across their 18 matches.
But Ronaldo eventually got his revenge as he came out on top the last time he faced Messi. The Portuguese star player scored 2 penalties to help Juventus beat FC Barcelona 3-0 at Camp Nou in the Group Stage of the 20/21 Champions League.
Every Game to Feature Both Messi and Ronaldo
|Date||Competition||Result||Messi goals||Ronaldo goals|
|Apr 2008||UCL||Barca 0-0 Man Utd||0||0|
|Apr 2008||UCL||Man Utd 1-0 Barca||0||0|
|May 2009||UCL (final)||Barca 2-0 Man Utd||1||0|
|Nov 2009||La Liga||Barca 1-0 Real||0||0|
|April 2010||La Liga||Real 0-2 Barca||1||0|
|Nov 2010||La Liga||Barca 5-0 Real||0||0|
|Feb 2011||Friendly||Argentina 2-1 Portugal||1||1|
|Apr 2011||La Liga||Real 1-1 Barca||1||1|
|Apr 2011||Copa del Rey (final)||Real 1-0 Barca||0||1|
|Apr 2011||UCL||Real 0-2 Barca||2||0|
|May 2011||UCL||Barca 1-1 Real||0||0|
|Aug 2011||Supercopa||Real 2-2 Barca||1||0|
|Aug 2011||Supercopa||Barca 3-2 Real||2||1|
|Dec 2011||La Liga||Real 1-3 Barca||0||0|
|Jan 2012||Copa del Rey||Real 1-2 Barca||0||1|
|Jan 2012||Copa del Rey||Barca 2-2 Real||0||1|
|Apr 2012||La Liga||Barca 1-2 Real||0||1|
|Aug 2012||Supercopa||Barca 3-2 Real||1||1|
|Aug 2012||Supercopa||Real 2-1 Barca||1||1|
|Oct 2012||La Liga||Barca 2-2 Real||2||2|
|Jan 2013||Copa del Rey||Real 1-1 Barca||0||0|
|Feb 2013||Copa del Rey||Barca 1-3 Real||0||2|
|Mar 2013||La Liga||Real 2-1 Barca||1||0|
|Oct 2013||La Liga||Barca 2-1 Real||0||0|
|Mar 2014||La Liga||Real 3-4 Barca||3||1|
|Oct 2014||La Liga||Real 3-1 Barca||0||1|
|Nov 2014||Friendly||Argentina 0-1 Portugal||0||0|
|Mar 2015||La Liga||Barca 2–1 Real||0||1|
|Nov 2015||La Liga||Real 0-4 Barca||0||0|
|Apr 2016||La Liga||Barca 1-2 Real||0||1|
|Dec 2016||La Liga||Barca 1-1 Real||0||0|
|Apr 2017||La Liga||Real 2-3 Barca||2||0|
|Aug 2017||Supercopa||Barca 1-3 Real||1||1|
|Dec 2017||La Liga||Real 0-3 Barca||1||0|
|May 2018||La Liga||Barca 2-2 Real||1||1|
|Dec 2020||UCL||Barca 0-3 Juve||0||2|
Messi And Ronaldo Head To Head Record (In Games Against Each Other)
Leo Messi has won more matches than Ronaldo in all of the competitions they have faced against each other. The Copa Del Rey is the only tournament in which Ronaldo has won more matches than Messi. Also Read– Messi vs Ronaldo? – Al Hilal Club of Saudi Arabia is reportedly offering $350 million offer to Lionel Messi: Reports
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