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Lionel Messi Vs Cristiano Ronaldo Head To Head

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

DateCompetitionResultMessi goalsRonaldo goals
Apr 2008UCLBarca 0-0 Man Utd00
Apr 2008UCLMan Utd 1-0 Barca00
May 2009UCL (final)Barca 2-0 Man Utd10
Nov 2009La LigaBarca 1-0 Real00
April 2010La LigaReal 0-2 Barca10
Nov 2010La LigaBarca 5-0 Real00
Feb 2011FriendlyArgentina 2-1 Portugal11
Apr 2011La LigaReal 1-1 Barca11
Apr 2011Copa del Rey (final)Real 1-0 Barca01
Apr 2011UCLReal 0-2 Barca20
May 2011UCLBarca 1-1 Real00
Aug 2011SupercopaReal 2-2 Barca10
Aug 2011SupercopaBarca 3-2 Real21
Dec 2011La LigaReal 1-3 Barca00
Jan 2012Copa del ReyReal 1-2 Barca01
Jan 2012Copa del ReyBarca 2-2 Real01
Apr 2012La LigaBarca 1-2 Real01
Aug 2012SupercopaBarca 3-2 Real11
Aug 2012SupercopaReal 2-1 Barca11
Oct 2012La LigaBarca 2-2 Real22
Jan 2013Copa del ReyReal 1-1 Barca00
Feb 2013Copa del ReyBarca 1-3 Real02
Mar 2013La LigaReal 2-1 Barca10
Oct 2013La LigaBarca 2-1 Real00
Mar 2014La LigaReal 3-4 Barca31
Oct 2014La LigaReal 3-1 Barca01
Nov 2014FriendlyArgentina 0-1 Portugal00
Mar 2015La LigaBarca 2–1 Real01
Nov 2015La LigaReal 0-4 Barca00
Apr 2016La LigaBarca 1-2 Real01
Dec 2016La LigaBarca 1-1 Real00
Apr 2017La LigaReal 2-3 Barca20
Aug 2017SupercopaBarca 1-3 Real11
Dec 2017La LigaReal 0-3 Barca10
May 2018La LigaBarca 2-2 Real11
Dec 2020UCLBarca 0-3 Juve02

Messi And Ronaldo Head To Head Record (In Games Against Each Other)

Lionel Messi221216
Cristiano Ronaldo21111

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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Abhishek Soni
Abhishek Sonihttp://thesportslite.com
Abhishek Soni is a Media Student who is currently pursuing his Masters from Jaipur. He has done his graduation in Media from Delhi. He is fond of writing and expressing his views on various topics and the favourite is sports. For The SportsLite, he has written more than 300 articles since start and will aspire to write more and more. Previously, he has worked with few other organisations as well.

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