The debate of who is the better player between Messi and Ronaldo has been 'cooking' for over a decade now and it's good to see that the rivalry is still as fresh as ever. It makes football a lot more interesting.
Ronaldo vs Messi
The argument was quite interesting but one mistake that sky sports might come back to regret is the mix-up with th statistics:
Messi's Statistics Compared To Ronaldo's On Sky Sports
As you can see, Messi's is listed to have only 3 UEFA champions league titles by sky sports while the proper statistics shows that Messi has four. The records show that Messi won the UCL in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2015 respectively.
Sky Sports also omitted Messi's recent international trophy with Argentina as he won the latest edition of the Copa America. He was recorded to have 0 international images as you can see in the image.
Messi wins Copa America 2021 with Argentina
Certain key statistics like assists and number of golden boots won were also omitted and this is bound to raise eyebrows. Messi and Ronaldo are attacking players so attacking stats like these need to be put on the table for a proper comparison.
The Debate Between Neville And Carragher
Both Neville and Carragher had good points laid down about who they thought was the better player.
It was obvious that Neville feels that Ronaldo is better than Messi because of his overall career and not just his current performances. Neville admitted that Ronaldo is currently not the player he used to be considering his age and this is true. The same goes for Messi.
Carragher on the other hand pointed out that Ronaldo does things that any other player could do including his headers, weak-foot ability and shots.
Contrary to what Carragher said, the statistics show that nobody is a more complete goal scorer than Ronaldo. This simply means that no other football player has been proven to do what Ronaldo does as consistently as he does it.
You can't say that anybody can do what Ronaldo does when he is currently the official top scorer in world football. That's enough proof that he is currently the only player that can do it.
In an attempt to further prove their points, it can be said that Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might both feel a bit disrespected by the statements by the statements made by Neville and Carragher respectively.
Can Ronaldo And Messi Be Compared?
Comparing Ronaldo and Messi can be said to be similar to looking for a needle in a haystack. They are both very different players and it can be said that there are certain things that Ronaldo does that Messi cannot do consistently.
At the same time, there are also certain things that Messi can do that Ronaldo can not. We can compare them based on their football impact and when you look at it, they have both been roughly equal. If there was a difference between them, it wouldn't be as much as a lot of people suggest.
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