This article will look at some of the reasons that make Messi better than Ronaldo. Ronaldo has been the top player in the world for a decade, but Messi has surpassed his total assists in his career and is shorter. These are all significant factors that make Messi superior, and you should consider each one when making your decision. However, there are a few other things that may factor in as well.
Messi has more assists than Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two greatest players of all time, but who has more assists? Both players have a combined total of 272 goals, but Messi leads the charts with more assists. Despite playing more matches, Messi has more assists than Ronaldo. However, as a comparison, Ronaldo has more assists than Messi in the Champions League, while Messi leads the list in the league overall.
The difference between these two players can be attributed to their skills and vision. Messi is an expert in complex link-up play, while Ronaldo possesses strength, speed, and power. However, Messi has an uncanny ability to remain on his feet despite being hacked and kicked. That is an advantage that translates to a higher assist total. But the difference between the two players’ skills and abilities is clear when it comes to goals and assists.
Messi also has a higher goal-per-game ratio. However, Ronaldo holds the record for most Champions League appearances. Messi has eight more. But the Portuguese player seems to be more prone to shooting at any given opportunity. Although both players are credited with high goal totals, they are rated differently in the World Cup. While Ronaldo is more likely to score a goal, Messi has more assists.
Messi has a higher season average
In a comparison of goal scoring averages, Messi has more overall goals than Ronaldo, but not by a huge margin. The Argentina star hit a season high of 73 goals in 2011-12, while Ronaldo’s best season was 61 goals in 2014-15. While Ronaldo surpassed the 50 goal mark every season for six seasons, Messi’s season average has dipped slightly after his move to PSG.
While Ronaldo takes fewer shots, Messi averages 12.6 goals per attempt. As a result, his shooting ability is superior. While Ronaldo’s shots have a higher expected number, Messi has been better at dribbling and passing. While he has not been as effective at scoring goals, he is more accurate overall. Whether you’re looking for a more complete player or a goal scoring monster, Messi has the edge in this category.
Although Ronaldo is still regarded as a legend, Messi has been a better player during the past few seasons. Messi has more international goals and has carried Argentina to four finals. He has also improved the team’s ranking from 171st to 97th in the FIFA rankings. He also has better passing and positional play, while Ronaldo is more efficient on first touch shots in the box.
Messi is more of an executor
Although both players are world-class scorers, Messi is also a good playmaker and is more likely to create chances for his teammates. He has more assists and key passes than Ronaldo, but the difference lies in his tactical awareness. While Ronaldo likes to play high up the football pitch, Messi is more likely to play deep and make his teammates work for the ball. His pinpoint passes and vision allow him to keep teammates involved.
The Argentinean soccer player has the greater natural talent, but he’s also more of a magician. In terms of passing, dribbling, and shooting, Messi is considered to be the best in the world. He weaves through his team’s defense and puts the ball past the goalkeeper. And he’s a better decision-maker than Ronaldo. But the comparisons aren’t so clear cut.
The two have scored more goals than Ronaldo in the same number of appearances, but their assists are less striking. While Ronaldo has more goals, Messi has provided more assists over the past few seasons. As the roles in football have shifted, the difference between the two has become more pronounced. The Argentine’s goal creation has been one of the determining factors in deciding who should be crowned GOAT.
Messi is shorter than Ronaldo
Despite being short, Lionel Messi stands at 170 cm (5’7″) and is significantly shorter than Juventus legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who is 6’1″. Both players are renowned for their incredible skill and athleticism and play the game with a physical style. Ronaldo’s height is a factor, too, as he is much more muscular than Messi. At 5’7″, Messi is closer to Maradona’s 5’8″.
Despite their shorter heights, Ronaldinho and Messi are similar when it comes to skills and finishing. Ronaldinho had more goals and assists, while Messi has a higher percentage of shots. While Ronaldinho has more assists, Messi is better in the air and on the ball. Ronaldinho also has a higher vertical jump, which makes him a better passer than Messi. Both players are able to dribble the ball well and score well.
While Messi is shorter than Ronaldo, he is a much more versatile player. His athleticism and agility allow him to change direction and pace without losing momentum. This has helped him to get past multiple defenders in the past, despite their different heights. However, the biggest advantage of Messi over Ronaldo is his sheer speed. Messi has the agility of a young kid in a football cage.
Messi is a playmaker
Lionel Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, has been voted the world’s best player by FIFA, ahead of Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo. His stellar playmaking abilities and incredible vision have made him one of the world’s most beloved players. While his goal-scoring statistics are impressive, they’re not enough to determine his status among the most talented players.
In order to get into the attacking phase, Messi must create space and open up the play for his teammates. He can do this by cutting in from the left or right wing. He can also exploit his inverted foot to find overlapping left backs and make space for shooing. He also scored his 600th goal in all competitions. His swerved free-kick flew into the corner of the net, beating goalkeeper Alison.
Among the players in history, Messi is the most versatile. He can play any role in the offensive play, from support striker to center-forward, and every position in between. The number of assists he has provided is also impressive. In addition, Messi is the best passer in the world. As a result, he is one of the most valuable players in the world. It’s no wonder that he is considered a playmaker by so many.
His versatility and creative ability have helped him become a top-tier player in the world of soccer. He has helped Argentina to win the World Cup on two occasions. In 2004, he made his first appearance for the first team, assisted by his mentor, Ronaldinho. His first season was cut short by legal problems regarding his citizenship and his second by a hamstring injury. Despite these issues, he went on to score 17 goals in all competitions the following season. In 2007, he was ranked third in the Ballon d’Or. However, he suffered an injury in the second half of the season.
Ronaldo touches the ball a lot but does not create many chances
Argentina started the 2014 World Cup in a dominant form, and that dominance carried over into the knockout phase. In the round of 16, Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 after extra time. Despite being outshot 40 to 15, Argentina managed to create nine chances, and their 60 percent possession matched their expected goals difference. However, they only managed to score one goal in the 120 minutes, a surprisingly low amount of attempts on target.
While the numbers are not a perfect reflection of his game, he does show that he can still produce. Since 2009-10, Messi has contributed 1.44 goals and 0.98 assists per ninety minutes. That average is very impressive, and speaks volumes about his fitness and durability. After Messi, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez have scored more goals per 90 minutes in La Liga.