Elclassico Mesii Ronaldo fight – It’s the clash of the titans this weekend as the world will witness the epic football rivalry in Barcelona and Real Madrid who go head to head in the iconic ‘˜El Clasico’.
It’s the clash of the titans this weekend as the world will witness the epic football rivalry in Barcelona and Real Madrid who go head to head in the iconic ‘El Clasico’.
Moreover, the sensational Lionel Messi can create history by becoming the all-time leading goal scorer in La Liga as the former is just one goal behind Telmo Zarra’s 59-year-old record of scoring 251 goals for Athletic Bilbao.
Not left behind is Portuguese superstar and Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who is also in a goal-scoring mood as the match will be watched by millions across.
So what do we expect from the ‘big game’? Here are some important numbers and stats to look at between the two finest players in the world:
Leo Messi outnumbers CR7 in Clasicos
Argentine Lionel Messi has a great record when it comes to scoring goals at the Bernabeu. On his last visit, Messi surpassed his compatriot and Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano by banging in a hat-trick to become the top goal-scorer in El Clasicos with 21 goals in 28 matches. As far as Ronaldo is concerned, ‘El Clasico’ is not his favourite game as the former lies is down in seventh with 13 in 21 games.
CR7’s amazing goal feat
Cristiano Ronaldo has got into an incredible run of form this season. The former Manchester United star has scored 15 goals so far this season in La Liga is an all-time record after eight games. Remarkably, Ronaldo has only taken seven appearances to reach that mark having missed the Real Sociedad game due to injury.
As far as Messi is concerned, the Argentine has raked in seven goals in eight games and has also provided a sensational 9 assists.
Champions League history beckons for BOTH!
The footballing rivals – Messi and Ronaldo were both on target for their respective clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid and are now on the verge of surpassing Real legend Raul’s record of 71 Champions League goals. Ronaldo is with 70 and while Messi is stuck on 69 respectively.
The hat-trick king, Cristiano Ronaldo
Even as Ronaldo is surpassing feats and raking in the goals, one feat that eludes him is a hat-trick against the eternal rivals. The Portuguese bagged three hat-tricks in four league games this season move level with Zarra and Di Stefano on 22 in La Liga but will he do it against Messi and co.?