Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo, Crunching the Numbers

  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    1/11 Messi or Ronaldo? Who is greatest? While attempting to put the eternal debate to rest is nothing but an exercise in futility, a look at both players' statistics over the course of the 2016-17 campaign gives a good indication as to who is in better shape heading into Sunday's El Clasico.
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    2/11 Assists per game: Messi 0.31 > Ronaldo 0.29
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    3/11 Games: Messi 45 > Ronaldo 38
  • Messi vs. Ronalod
    4/11 Goals: Messi 45 > Ronaldo 31
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    5/11 Goals per game: Messi 1 > Ronaldo 0.82
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    6/11 Shots per game: Messi 3.55 < Ronaldo 5.79
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    7/11 Shots on target: Messi 85 > Ronaldo 80
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    8/11 Percentage of shots on target: Messi 53.1> Ronaldo 36.4
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    9/11 Total shots: Messi 160 < Ronaldo 220
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    10/11 Shots on target per game: Messi 1.88 < Ronaldo 2.11
  • Messi vs Ronaldo
    11/11 Assists: Messi 14 > Ronaldo 11