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Stat: One thing Messi has done this season which Ronaldo has not

The Former Barcelona was in action for his new club, Paris Saint German on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League, as they defeated Premier League champions, Manchester City by a score line of two goals to nothing.

Having gone three games and over two hundred minutes of football, Lionel Messi finally score a goal in PSG color, his first club goal for another team apart from Barcelona in his career. Unlike Ronaldo, Messi has not had an ideal start to life with PSG, having had to deal with injuries and fitness issues since he joined the club. However, despite just scoring his first goal for PSG yesterday, there's one thing Messi has done already this season which Ronaldo has not, and we will reveal that in this article.

Ronaldo opened his account for Manchester United on his second debut against Newcastle United with a simple tap in, before adding the second in that game with a strike from just inside the penalty box. He scored again in the UCL against Young Boys with another tap in to give United the lead in that encounter, a game that they eventually lost.

He got his fourth goal in three games for United against West ham United last weekend. Despite all these, Messi's goal against City which comes from a shot outside the box means the Argentina captain now has more goals from outside the box than Cristiano Ronaldo has in the 2021/2022 season. 

While many can play down the importance of scoring goals from outside the box, believing that what matters is for a striker to score goals which can be of any kind, however, is further outlining the fact that he is not just a fox in the box who wait for tap ins but a proper player who is capable of scoring a goal out of nothing. It should be remembered that against City, he drove the ball from inside his half to exchange passes with Mbappé before he scores. 

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