Four goals in 45 minutes: Darwin Nunez silences trolls to give Liverpool glimpse of exciting future. Injured: 3, Squad: 8, Weve broken down both the prizes theyve won with their respective clubs and national teams and those theyve taken as individuals. Ronaldo has now scored 20+ club goals in 16 consecutive seasons in all competitions. Injured: 2, Squad: 2,

That a drought like that hadn't happened since then speaks to the dominance and consistency of the player over such an extended period of time. USMNT's Pulisic talks Chelsea future, hunger for World Cup success, Weekend Review: Can Liverpool really do the quadruple? The "Detailed stats" tab shows a player's total appearances, goals, cards and cumulative minutes of play for each competition, and indicates the season in which it occurred. Ronaldo has scored more club goals than Messi, but only just and it should be noted that the Manchester United star benefits fromhaving played two more seasons than his Argentine nemesis thus far. What the group stage tells us about Women's Euro 2022 quarterfinalists. Feb 5, 1985 (37), Squad: 12, Manchester United's win against Norwich City combined with Spurs' loss vs Brighton and Arsenal's defeat vs Southampton means the race for the top four spots continues to remain tight. 2022 ABG-SI LLC. In fact, it seems they dont mind each other at all. Man United's Maguire is Ten Hag's first choice, but can he earn redemption in 2022-23? On the bench: 0, Between them, they have scored over 1500 career goals and provided numerous moments of incredible skill or match-winning prowess. In April, he made another massive comeback from injury, sustaining a three-game scoring streak (including two goals inChampions Leaguequarter-finals against Tottenham Hotspur), thus arriving to the first of a historical series of fourEl Clsico encounters two goals short of breaking his personal record of 42 goals in all competitions in a single season. Club and national loyalties can cloud judgement on the matter, while personalities also play a part in how good a player is perceived to be, and most people know who they'd pick. He then consolidated his massive performances by scoring a hat-trick and assisting Kak in a 42 victory over Villarreal on 9 January.On 3 March 2011, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 70 trashing ofMlaga, but was affected by a muscle injury at the end of the match, which forced him to spend 10 days on the sidelines. Never mind who you prefer, GOAL has taken a look at how the pair actually shape up head-to-head so you can be fully armed with facts in the eternal argument. Over in Spain, a late, late Karim Benzema winner saw Real Madrid come from behind to win 2-3 at Sevilla. Ronaldo is the only player to have scored 2 PL hat tricks after turning 35. Portugal star Ronaldohas scored more goals at the tournament and in fewer appearances, but Messi can claim to have gone furthest, having reached the final with Argentina in 2014. Starting eleven: 32, Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Assessing the January Transfers, Loans Abroad for U.S. Prospects Leaving MLS, Creditor: Concacafs Remaining World Cup Qualifying Scenarios, Straus: USMNT Breaks the Ice on Its World Cup Qualifying Quest, Reports: Altidore to Sign With Revolution. Julie Foudy has 4 burning questions, Goalkeeper awards 2021-22: Best shot-stopper, most improved, breakout star and more. This is not an unprecedented move for coach Bill Belichick or the franchise. The debate around which of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is better will rage long after they both hang up their boots and we dont aim to solve it here. Messi went ahead of Ronaldo in the Ballon d'Or stakes when he won his sixth in 2019 and cemented his superior status in that field with his seventh in 2021. That's 224 games in a row. Ten Hag talks to ESPN about a new era, Ronaldo and more, 'Welcome to Wrexham' trailer breakdown: From connection to American owners to club's ambitions, Barca club store couldn't sell Lewandowski jerseys because it ran out of 'W's, Arsenal's Xhaka sets a few more things straight in ESPN interview, Why Chelsea's move to sign Koulibaly could get them back in title race. Substituted in: 0, two goals against the Republic of Ireland. All Rights Reserved. Inaki Williams has now played in every LaLiga game for the past SIX YEARS. It is the biggest conundrum in football since the 'Diego Maradona or Pele?' Suspended: 0, Substituted in: 0, Injured: 0. When it comes to assists, Messi is much superior to Ronaldo and that contrast has become increasingly stark as their respective roles evolve. The fact that Messi creates so many goals as well as scoring them is a major consideration when deciding which player is the GOAT and, while Ronaldo chips in with his fair share, the difference in this particular realm is stark. Carlos Sainz saw his Austrian Grand Prix run come to a fiery end, marking his fourth DNF in 11 races. Injured: 0, Squad: 6, When it comes to World Cups, Ronaldo and Messi are considered underperformers due to the simple fact that neither has won the competition. Never left out. Interestingly, while Ronaldo'sseasonal totals have declined somewhat in recent years - he failed to break the 30-goal mark in 2018-19 during his first season at Juventus - Messi's have remained consistent, though the Argentine's rate slowed after joining PSG. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Suspended: 0, While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (37.9to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12, though his average dropped after a disappointing maiden campaign at PSG in 2021-22. 7 to score 20 goals across all competitions sinceRonaldo himself did it in 2008-09. On 21 May, he scored two goals in the last league match of the season against Almera, taking his Pichichi total to 41, and La Liga total to 40, becoming the only player to score 40 goals in a La Liga season.By doing this, he won theEuropean Golden Shoeaward once again, becoming the first player to win the trophy in two different leagues.The sports newspaperMarca, which awards thePichichi Trophy, included the goal scored on 18 September 2010 against Real Sociedad in Ronaldos goal count, which had been officially attributed toPepe. Chelsea and Liverpool are just the second pair of teams to contest both the FA Cup and League Cup finals in the same season, after Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday in 1992-93. Never injured. Ronaldo began his scoring spree by scoring two vital goals in a tight 32 victory away toGetafe. Prior to Tuesday, Ronaldo had not scored against Wolverhampton, Brentford, West Ham and Middlesbrough. This one of the most underrated feats in modern football. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund both win, keeping the gap at the top at nine points. Madrid now lead Sevilla, Barcelona (who have two games in hand) and Atletico Madrid by 15 points. Cleveland will mark the 25-year-olds fifth NFL destination since being drafted in 2018. Messi is a long way behind Ronaldo in that respect, though he is by some distance Argentina's top goalscorer of all time, surpassing the great Gabriel Batistuta some years ago. Suspended: 0, Of those 60, Ronaldo has 30 hat-tricks before turning 30 and 30 hat-tricks after turning 30. Incredible.

Substituted in: 0, A rather curious stat. He finally got his hands on the Copa in 2021, before going to win the 2022 Finalissima. Ronaldo had a chance to provide the winning goal for the Red Devils in stoppage time at Turf Moor but skied his header, with the struggles continuing for the Portuguese star and his club,even against the team at the bottom of the Premier League table. Starting eleven: 2, Ronaldo is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League. Ronaldo has an edge over Messi in the Champions League, his love affair with the competition earning him the moniker 'Mr Champions League'. Substituted in: 2, So who really is the greatest of all time? Starting eleven: 12, the top international goalscorer of all time. There are plenty out there who would like to make the argument for one player over the other, but Messi and Ronaldo generally prefer to avoid stoking controversy. He tries to do his best for his club and for his national team, as I do, and there is a degree of rivalry with both of us trying to do the best for the teams we representWe have to look on this rivalry with a positive spirit because its a good thing., In 2018, when Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid, Messi told FM Club 947: Although it was a bit difficult to see him win trophies, he gave La Liga prestige.. Of course, it must be said that Ronaldo has won the Player of the Year award in England, Spain and Italy. Messi and Ronaldo are without doubt the two greatest players of their generation.

Liverpool's other Colombian: Could Anderson Arroyo's incredible journey end with a Luis Diaz reunion in red? But Cristiano Ronaldo is not most players. GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours involving Manchester United, GOAL takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from around the world, Talks are ongoing over the France defender's future, but he is already preparing for a move to London, Man Utd transfers LIVE: Red Devils ready to wait for De Jong, Chelsea target Kounde lining up Lukakus house . Sanders is taking exception at the decision by a SWAC foe to move the game to a nearby NFL stadium. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick headlined yet another incredible weekend of football in Europe's top leagues. On 20 April, Ronaldo scored the winning goal against Barcelona in the 103rd minute of theCopa del Rey final.On 7 May Ronaldo scored four goals in a 62 victory againstSevilla.These four goals took him to 46 for the season which surpassed his previous record of 42 in a season playing for Manchester United.

Man United currently sits fifth in the Premier League, one point behind fourth-place West Ham with one game in hand. Karim Benzema now has 36 goal involvements this season in LaLiga (25G/11 A). Sixteen. The furthest Ronaldo reached with Portugal was the Selecao's run to the semi-final in 2006, whenthey were beaten by France before losing the third-place play-off against Germany. As Durant tries to get out of Brooklyn, Golden State general manager Bob Myers assesses his roster: I like our team.. Starting eleven: 7, While neither has won the World Cup, Messi has an Olympic gold medal. Ronaldo does boast more of FIFA's new 'The Best' awards and has been crowned UEFAPlayer of the Year on more occasions, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year accolades. PLUS: Real Madrid comeback, Ronaldo MVP, By reaching FA Cup final, Chelsea can redeem a season derailed by uncertainty and ownership drama, Liverpool, Man City squads on par but FA Cup semifinal win shows Klopp's side firing on all cylinders. They have also picked up nine Champions Leagues, 17 domestic league titles, two senior international tournament crowns and dozens of other collective and individual accolades. This was Ronaldo's 60th hat-trick of his professional career for club and country (50th at club level). Ronaldo equalledAli Daei's record of 109 international goals at Euro 2020 and then surpassed it with two goals against the Republic of Ireland, becomingthe top international goalscorer of all time. Starting eleven: 6, His final match of the calendar year saw him score a hat-trick in an 80 trashing ofLevantein theCopa del Rey. CONCACAF W Championship look-back, England super-subs Russo and Toone showed vs. Spain why they deserve to start, Euro 2022: England's comeback win vs. Spain shows a new side of this special team, Will USWNT tactics keep working? Ronaldo ended his second season at Real Madrid with a total of 53 goals in all competitions. Ronaldo is the first Manchester United No. With that, By The Numbers brings you the best stats from the weekend: Brighton & Hove Albion are only the second side in PL history to win away at both Arsenal and Tottenham in consecutive Premier League matches, after Hull City in October 2008. *National Cups refers to the main national cup competition in a country only, e.g. That's the joint-most any side has conceded in a single PL season (also Ipswich Town 1994-95, Derby County 2007-08 and Wigan Athletic 2009-10). but Messi can claim to have gone furthest, having reached the final with Argentina in 2014. whenthey were beaten by France before losing the third-place play-off against Germany.

Ronaldo is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League, having shone in the competition with Manchester United and Real Madrid in particular. Sevilla have now lost a game in which they held a two-goal lead at halftime three times since 2010/11 (ESPN data set). Manchester City are only the second side to be eliminated from the semi-final stage of the FA Cup in three consecutive seasons, after Manchester United (from 1963-64 to 1965-66). For most players, a five-match goal drought is no big deal.

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But, for a little fun, we can have a look at how the pairs ridiculously stacked trophy cabinets compare. (Stats courtesy ESPN's Stats & Information Group), Stats: Ronaldo 30-30-30, Tuchel 100%, Porto's record-equalling 58, Why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Man United, go to Real Madrid (again), Nottingham Forest sign free agent Lingard, New arrival Nunez nets 4 as Liverpool rout Leipzig, Brazil's Dani Alves to join Liga MX side Pumas, Ten Hag backs Maguire to beat his critics, That stings! Does England's Euro 2022 squad have a diversity issue? On the bench: 0, Chelsea are the first team to reach the men's FA Cup final in three consecutive seasons since Arsenal (between 2000-01 and 2002-03). Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick on Saturday was the fourth PL hat trick scored against Norwich City this season. The Manchester United starhas also enjoyed notable success on the international stage with Portugal, winning the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. Lacazette a doubt after wasp woe, Sources: Man United rule out Martial exit, Germany beat Austria, advance to Euro semis, Barcelona sell further 15% of TV rights to firm, Ravel Morrison joins Rooney at D.C. United, Arsenal's Cedric talks to ESPN about top four, Vieira and fighting for his place, Germany find a way as unlucky Austria's Euro run ends with the sound of woodwork, Euro 2022 success will help women's game grow, as 2027 World Cup bidding nears, Nacional fans wear Luis Suarez masks to persuade Uruguay legend to return to club, Leverkusen process heartbreak by clinging to promise of tomorrow, LIVE Transfer Talk: Barca want De Jong, Depay to find new clubs, Why MLS clubs are rebranding, how some got it wrong and the opportunity that presents, Why free agents no longer have much power in the transfer market, USWNT ready to win the World Cup? Suspended: 0,

Note: for the years in which the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon dOr were merged, we have counted the award as a Ballon dOr. Messi and Ronaldo have very similar trophy hauls, but Messi edges things when it comes to league titles, having won La Liga 10 times with Barcelona. Ronaldo also holds the record for most overall Champions League appearances, having overtaken Iker Casillas. The PSG attacker won the Golden Ball during that tournament, despite missing out on the ultimate glory at the hands of Germany. It's the most a Manchester United goalscorer has been older than the player who assisted him in their PL history. That is the most among players in Europe's top five leagues, and 15 more than anyone else in LaLiga (Vincius Jr. 21). What next for Mexico? However, Messi isn't far behind and actually has a fractionally better goal-per-game ratio, so there is a good chance that he could overtake the Man United man if he continues to sparklein the competition . Messi, on the other hand, has endured considerable heartache with Argentina, with four unsuccessful CopaAmerica campaigns, three of which saw them lose in the final. No other team has lost more than one such match. Substituted in: 1, On the bench: 0, debate.

Ronaldo, who celebrated his 37th birthday on Saturday, will look to bounce back when Manchester United faces Southampton this Saturday. We have also not included top scorer or tournament-specific individual awards, only those for which players in any European league are eligible. In the FA Cup, Liverpool blitzed past Manchester City while Chelsea were too strong for Crystal Palace. This page contains information about a player's detailed stats. Never suspended. The former NFL quarterback previously listed this popular sport as one of his retirement hobbies. Women's Euro 2022 quarterfinal preview: Who will make the final four? Ronaldo came off the bench but failed to score in Man United's 11 draw vs. Burnley on Tuesday, extending his scoring drought with Manchester United to five matcheshis longest stretch without a goal for his club since his early days with Real Madrid in 2010. Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi - who is the GOAT? During the second league edition ofEl Clsico, Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot and took his tally to 41 goals, also taking his scoring streak to four games. Each of them hasremarkablynetted over 680 club goals in their career so far, with the five seasons between 2009-10 and 2014-15 proving particularly golden as they pushed each other to greater heights. On 20 November, Ronaldo scored his second La Liga hat-trick of the season in a 51 win overAthletic Bilbao. Ronaldos record-breaking figures became a source of major attention from public media, such as being included in theSports IllustratedWorld XI,rating him as one of the worlds best footballers. This completed a goalscoring run of six consecutive matches (three in La Liga, one in the Champions League, and two for Portugal) in which Ronaldo scored in each match, totalling 11 goals, which is the most Ronaldo has scored in a single month. *As of Champions League games played in 2021-22. Ronaldo and Messi have similar records at international level, though Ronaldo boasts greater numbers, partly because his senior Portugal career kicked off two years before Messi's with Argentina. Ronaldo is 17 years and 81 days older than Anthony Elanga, who assisted his first goal on Saturday. This is a remarkable stat. the FA Cup, Copa del Rey etc. On the bench: 0, Ronaldo also broke Zarras record of most goals per minute, with a goal scored every 70.7 minutes. With the departure ofRalduring the summer of 2010, Ronaldo was handed the number 7 shirt for Real Madrid.On 23 October 2010, Ronaldo scored four goals againstRacing de Santander, the most goals he had ever scored in a single match. FC Porto's 7-0 win against Portimonense means their league unbeaten streak is at 58 matches, which ties AC Milan's streak from 1991-93 as the longest in one of the top European leagues (England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands). Panthers head coach rips former assistant, now at Nebraska, for failure to run the ball effectively. It's his five-game drought in club football since 2010, when he played for Real Madrid and failed to score against Malaga to close the 2009-2010 season and then Mallorca, Osasuna, Ajax and Real Sociedad to open 2010-11. Which of them, though, has the larger collection of silverware? On 15 May, after scoring two free-kick goals in a 31 win over Villarreal, he equalled the La Liga record with most goals in a season with 38, a record previously held byTelmo ZarraandHugo Snchez. Three days later he reached 49 goals for the season, by scoring another hat-trick in a 40 home win against Getafe. La Liga: 10 (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19), Copa Del Rey: 7 (2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2020-21), Spanish Super Cup: 8 (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019), Champions League: 4 (2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15), FIFA Club World Cup: 3 (2009, 2011, 2015), Ballon dOr: 7 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021), FIFA World Player of the Year/The Best FIFA Mens Player: 2 (2009, 2019), UEFA Best Player in Europe: 2 (2011, 2015), READ:A definitive breakdown of Messi and Ronaldos comparative career stats, Premier League: 3 (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09), Champions League: 5 (2007-08, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18), FIFA Club World Cup: 4 (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017), Ballon dOr: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), FIFA World Player of the Year/The Best FIFA Mens Player: 3 (2008, 2016, 2017), UEFA Best Player in Europe: 3 (2014, 2016, 2017), Comparing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messis career-best seasons, A tribute to Messis 2017 El Clasico winner the goal of a true hard man, Cristiano Ronaldo, his Pompey FK & a decade of trying to top perfection, A definitive breakdown of Messi and Ronaldos comparative career stats.