If you’ve ever watched a football match and wondered if a player was better than the other, this article is for you. We’ll look at Suarez’s goal scoring record, the international career of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Messi’s team-playing abilities. Then we’ll talk about the impact of Messi’s style of play on Suarez.
Luis Suarez’s goal scoring record
When comparing the two players’ goal-scoring records, we must consider how many assists and chances they’ve created. While both have scored an average of 0.7 goals per game this season, Suarez has created nearly one chance more. He’s provided 0.36 assists per 90 minutes of play, while Ronaldo has created just 0.26 chances per 90 minutes. Despite this disparity, Suarez’s goal-scoring record is still more impressive.
The first 100 games of their respective leagues isn’t comparable in terms of goals scored, but both players have surpassed Ronaldo and Messi’s in La Liga. Last season, Suarez scored more goals than both Ronaldo and Messi combined, despite their respective ages. In fact, Suarez scored more goals than Ronaldo in the opening 100 minutes of his La Liga career, a feat that Ronaldo did not achieve until he was 24 years old.
While Ronaldo’s record stands at 33 goals, Suarez’s total is more impressive. He ended the league season with 40 goals, which is the most in Europe’s top division. His European Golden Shoe came as a surprise as he scored in only his second league start. But after a slow start, Suarez was able to make amends for his first two goals.
Barcelona released Suarez in July, but this move had its downsides. They are still on a six-match winning streak, but they’re eight points behind Atletico Madrid, who have played one fewer game. In the build-up to their Premier League match against Chelsea, Suarez will become more important to Atletico. It’s a huge blow for Barca, who paid Suarez several million to bring him to their club.
Suarez’s G90 is also impressive, but his xG90 is significantly higher than Ronaldo’s, which tells us that his goal-scoring prowess is unnatural. He created goals out of nothing and scored them when no other player would have scored them. The average number of goals Suarez scored per game is 1.14 compared to Ronaldo’s 0.99.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s international career
In the ten years since his first senior appearance for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo has won two major trophies for his country. In 2016, he won the Euro Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League. His career in international football has also been littered with record-breaking achievements. In terms of goals, Ronaldo holds numerous Euro Championship and international records. Read on to discover more about his greatest international accomplishments.
When he was fourteen, Ronaldo started his formal schooling, although he was very keen on playing football. His interest in the sport was aroused when he was expelled from school for throwing a chair at a teacher. Later, his mother encouraged him to focus on his future in football and allowed him to leave school to pursue it full time. He has an older brother named Hugo and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana.
The next year, Ronaldo reached another major milestone, as he became the top scorer in the Real Madrid derby. He became the first player to reach 50 goals in three different leagues and claimed the scoring award again. In addition to the scoring accolade, he was also named as the best player in the 2013-14 Liga BBVA. He also won the Best Goal award in 2014 and 2015. He also won the European Cup with Juventus and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time.
During his early years in professional football, Ronaldo started his international career for Portugal. His first international goal came at Euro 2004 where he helped Portugal qualify for the final. In July 2008, he assumed the captaincy of the Portugal national team. His achievements have earned him the honor of being crowned the best player in the Portuguese football federation. In 2015, he was named the best player in Portugal history.
Since then, Ronaldo has made eighteen appearances for Portugal. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he scored one goal and made three appearances. In the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers, he made two appearances and scored three goals. He scored seven goals, while he made eight appearances for the 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals. During his international career, Ronaldo has played for more than forty countries.
Messi’s team-playing abilities
It’s hard to ignore Messi’s team-playing abilities. As the best player on the planet, Messi is undoubtedly an exceptional individual, but his team-playing abilities are perhaps just as impressive. He often finds himself in the right place at the right time and has the talent to make a team better. His quick movements, tactical savvy, and uncanny agility are the keys to his success. He doesn’t dive to earn a penalty, for instance. His mind and body work as a unit to make him an unstoppable force on the pitch.
Messi’s short stature allows him to outrun many players, even when running with the ball. His low center of gravity also allows him to make quick turns and maintain control of the ball even when challenged. This means that fouling him will only knock him off balance. As a result, defenders have begun taking turns tackling him, spreading the risk of bookings across the team. This is a crucial skill for a football player.
Pep Guardiola praises Messi’s defensive capabilities. Despite his soaring stature, Messi is not the only one who has a strong attacking game. Pep Guardiola, a former Liverpool coach, has compared Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo throughout their careers. In fact, Messi’s goal celebration is a trademark of his game. He points to the heavens after scoring a goal.
Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has exceptional technical capabilities. He can play in condensed spaces, which makes him an excellent press-resistance player. His team-playing skills are second to none, and his ability to read situations is unparalleled. It’s no wonder that he won four world awards and the World Cup. However, his team-playing skills have not been on display in every game, but they have been on show on the way to the final against Germany.
While many consider Messi an individualist, his team-playing abilities are just as important. He plays as if he is in his peak. From 2006 to 2014, he was an individualist, and from season 16/17, he’s become a playmaker. The team-playing abilities of Messi have also improved. Messi’s team-playing abilities have increased dramatically.
Messi’s influence on Suarez
During his decade-long career at Barcelona, Lionel Messi has transformed himself into a complete footballer. He has remained a pure goalscorer throughout the entire process, but he has also become a more generous leader, prioritising the interests of his team before his own. His influence on Suarez has been clear, but how much has Messi influenced the player? Let’s examine this question and its effect on the game.
It has long been believed that Messi’s relationship with Luis Suarez has made him a better player. But the truth is that the two players did not gel as quickly as their former teammates. They had different styles of play, but they shared a common love for football and a fierce competitive nature. Luis Suarez, on the other hand, had trouble forming close bonds with other top strikers in his first few seasons. However, he soon developed a close friendship with his teammate, and their relationship grew from there. Earlier this season, Luis Suarez addressed the departure of his good friend on Instagram, saying, “I know that there are many words that can describe our time together at Barcelona”.
In fact, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have a close friendship and have formed a formidable attacking line-up at Barcelona. The two have even gone on holiday together, often together, when they have achieved success on the pitch. But their friendship has transcended the pitch. Their friendship, forged at Barcelona, has spread outside of the playing field, and is influencing their future.
Although Luis Suarez has been inconsistent this season due to knee annoyances, he has been the perfect partner for Leo Messi, both on and off the field. He understands both the inside and outside of the game, and both players can help each other. They can be rivals on the field, but Luis Suarez is also the best ally in the backfield.
The relationship between Suarez and Lionel Messi has continued to develop, with the two players reportedly going on holiday together. But in 2015, Messi and Suarez became closer than ever, and their friendship has reached new heights. However, the former lawyer for Suarez has also stated that Suarez’s future is tied to the future of his friend. However, it is difficult to tell what the future holds for the pair, but it is clear that both players want to leave Barcelona as soon as possible.