Messi recently scored a hat-trick (that consists of beautiful goals) against Bolivia and the South American country is ranked 82nd in the current FIFA Rankings.
Ronaldo has the best goal scoring rate against teams ranked above 95 in the world. He once scored a brace in the last six minutes of the game to make a comeback vs 47th ranked Ireland.
Messi scored a hattrick against 82nd ranked Bolivia as recent as last month, and the goals were all world-class while Ronaldo last scored an hatrick against Luxembourg (2 penalties and a tap in), and they are ranked below 95 in the world at the moment.
Messi has the best non-penalty goals conversion rate too, something that Ronaldo is lacking behind at the moment. Lionel Messi has scored 7 goals in 6 games against Nations ranked below 95 on the FIFA Rankings, while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 36 goals in 37 games against Nations ranked below 95 on FIFA Rankings. The two men are always up for debate when it comes to who is the greatest of all time in football, due to their statistics.
You can see this is a two-edged sword, and Ronaldo has some catching up to do if he wants to prove himself as the greatest of all time.
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