Even though the statistics favor Messi over Ronaldo, the future is unclear. As a more natural footballer Messi had better stats at younger age than Ronaldo. Leo Messi is also less selfish player. He could have done even more goals if not given so many assists and/or offered penalty chances to his team mates.
But, Ronaldo seem to have endless drive. He pushes himself forward every single season. If we compare recent years, Ronaldo has been more efficient player in Champions League. Even in La Liga, if we compare just goals.
Anyhow, there’s something most fans tend to forget. It’s the fact that Lionel Messi is over two years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi will have more peek years left on his career and will most likely win the rivalry in the end. Unless Ronaldo improves even more than he has so far. If Ronaldo can stay fit and fight against aging, anything can happen.
Even so, at this moment, odds are favoring Messi to win the rivalry. In near future we’ll get the answer. Before Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry ends, enjoy these magnificent footballers, as long as it last!
What’s your opinion? Who’s better – Messi or Ronaldo?