Thursday October 1 2020
Ronaldo v Messi: Record-breaking icons

This era of football will forever be known for the competition between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who cross paths for the first time in over two years.

The draw has placed Juventus and Barcelona against each other, in a group with Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros.

All eyes will be on the GOAT duel and expect stats to be thrown around by all sides of the debate.

When it comes to the Champions League, CR7 certainly has the upper hand with 130 goals in 170 games, compared to Messi’s 115 in 143 matches.

That means Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in the history of the Champions League, making his mark in this competition with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

However, the Argentine has a better average goals per game ratio in this competition of 0.8 to 0.76.

They are in a permanent duel for the Ballon d’Or, Messi winning six to Ronaldo’s five.

The last time these two players faced off as opponents was Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona in La Liga on May 6, 2018.

Naturally, both Ronaldo and Messi were on the scoresheet.

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