Which has more goals in open play? Ronaldo or Messi? That’s the question many people are asking. The answers may surprise you. We’ve compared the goals of both in La Liga and the Champions League to see who has more open play goals. Ronaldo has more goals in La Liga, but Messi has more in the Champions League. Nonetheless, there are some similarities between these two stars.
Ronaldo has scored more goals from outside the box
In his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals from outside the penalty area than Lionel Messi. The Argentine has scored more goals than Ronaldo from outside the box in 12.4 fewer games. That’s a substantial difference. Ronaldo has scored more goals in this area, but Messi is still a better shooter than his Brazilian counterpart. Both players have scored screamers, but Messi has a higher free kick conversion rate.
Both Messi and Ronaldo are known for their ability to score goals from distance. Messi’s trademark curlers have left fans breathless and Ronaldo’s thunderbolts have left opponents in awe. But when it comes to outside-the-box goals, both men have proven themselves to be pinpoint shooters. This is why Messi has a better outside-of-the-box percentage than Ronaldo.
While both players have excellent skills and ability to create chances, Ronaldo’s scoring record is more impressive than Messi’s. While the Brazilian was unable to score a penalty in a game this season, he did score five times more goals from outside the box than his Barcelona rival. While he was far from the world-class striker of the past, his close-range strikes have helped him pile up the stats of a world-class player.
The question of whether Messi is a better overall player is one of the greatest in sports. The debate continues despite the fact that both players have broken numerous records. Messi has a distinct advantage in intricate skill and vision. Ronaldo is more powerful, has faster feet and better accuracy. However, Messi is a better team player, with a reputation for being a team player. In terms of assist count, he is better.
Although both players have an equal record for scoring goals, Messi’s long-range shooting makes him stand out from his Portuguese counterpart. The Argentine has scored 33 long-range goals in the last four seasons while Ronaldo has four. Messi has also scored more free-kicks, including two long-range beauties earlier this month. The debate will continue for years. In the meantime, Messi is a goalscoring machine.
Messi has scored more goals from open play
Despite their similar statistics, both players have scored a significant number of goals from open play. Ronaldo has scored 30 such goals during his time at Real Madrid and six during his time at Juventus. Messi has scored more open-play goals than Ronaldo in fewer games – on average every 12.0 games, as compared to Ronaldo’s 18.4 games. This is an incredible feat considering that both players started playing soccer at a young age.
In terms of pace, Messi is faster and more agile than Ronaldo. His body structure helps him to change direction quickly, allowing him to avoid losing momentum. Because of his pace and agility, Messi has been able to beat defenders in multiple ways. Modern football requires players to move 10 times faster than they did in the 1980s. With this physical advantage, Messi is the better ball handler.
Similarly, Messi has a better touch and an eye for goal placement than Ronaldo. While Ronaldo’s shot accuracy is undoubtedly better, Messi is more disciplined, resulting in more goals. Those are some key stats to look for when comparing Ronaldo and Messi. This is important to consider, as Messi is arguably the better passer of the two.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a better shot at scoring goals, but he has been injured and is not able to play as much as Messi. Messi averages around 50 goals in 55 games in all competitions a season. Ronaldo, on the other hand, will miss the rest of the year because of a COVID-19 pandemic. So, who has better accuracy in open play?
Both Messi and Ronaldo have also scored with other parts of their body. He has scored with his hand against Espanyol in La Liga on June 9, 2007 and with his chest against Estudiantes de La Plata in 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored with his elbow against Athletic Bilbao in the 2014/2015 season. While Messi’s teammates are outstanding, Ronaldo has the added benefit of a truly incredible team.
Ronaldo has scored more goals in La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in La Liga than his teammate. Ronaldo has more off-box goals than Messi by six, while Messi has scored more goals from outside of the box by seven. Ronaldo has also scored more penalty kick goals than Messi, with 137 to Messi’s sixty. But both players have their strengths, and their weaknesses. Messi’s petulance sometimes comes into play. He has been accused of feigning injuries and going down too easily in order to benefit his team, but his love for the game and desire to win are undeniable. The final scores between the two players show how close this battle has been.
Although Messi is the king of goal scoring, Cristiano Ronaldo is the better finisher. The Portuguese has scored 14 goals in his last six league games, and he has already surpassed Messi’s goal total from last season. This year, he broke the record for scoring against every team in La Liga. But before you judge Ronaldo by his current form, consider his record.
When comparing the two strikers, Messi has a slight advantage. The Argentine has scored seven goals from outside of the box in fewer games than Ronaldo, but he has a higher goal total. He has more goals from open play in La Liga than Ronaldo. Furthermore, Messi has a higher career average. Aside from his goals inside the box, Messi has more free-kick goals than Ronaldo.
Despite Messi’s dominance in the La Liga, Ronaldo has more World Cup goals than Messi. Neither of them has ever been to the final in a World Cup. However, both players have reached the final with their countries. Messi won the Golden Ball in the 2014 World Cup final, while Ronaldo reached the semi-final with Portugal in 2006. But Portugal lost in the third-place play-off to France.
While Ronaldo has played in three different countries and leagues, Messi has spent the bulk of his professional career at Barcelona. He spent most of his career with the club and later moved to Paris Saint-Germain. Unlike Messi, Ronaldo bled the Barcelona colours during his career. Messi spent the first 17 years of his career at Barcelona and played for the club until he was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Messi has scored more goals in the Champions League
Both players have impressive scoring records and have been compared to one another at various times. However, there are a few differences between the two. Ronaldo scores more goals and Messi scores more in the Champions League outside of Off Box. These differences are mainly due to the way they play the game. Both players are adept with the ball and have different approaches to the game.
Although Cristiano is the current leader in terms of overall goals and assists, Messi has the advantage when it comes to free-kicks. In fact, Messi has been involved in more free-kicks than any other player. He has also accounted for 42 percent of Barcelona’s free-kicks. As a result, he has more goals in the Champions League than any other player.
While both players have scored goals in the Champions League from outside the box, Messi has a greater advantage in free-kicks. Messi has scored 53 free-kick goals compared to Ronaldo’s 113. Messi has more career goals than Ronaldo, and Ronaldo has played fewer games. Despite this, Messi is the real G.O.A.T. and has been a part of the most spectacular European soccer teams.
Despite having a slightly lower average height, both players are excellent headers. In fact, Messi’s header in the 2009 Champions League final against Man Utd was a 2-0 win for Barcelona. Ronaldo’s goals are scored by a wide range of different methods, including heading. So while Ronaldo has a greater ability to leap through the ball, Messi has been more accurate in finding the net.
While Ronaldo has more scoring power in the Champions League, Messi has more skills and finishing. The latter has more goals than Messi, but he was injured for some of them. But while Ronaldo has a better physique, Messi has more versatility and is a better passer of the ball. Messi’s vision and assists are legendary. Both players have an impressive record and are more complete players.