Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are currently the two best players in the football world. There are a lot of factors that make them stand-out amongst the rest, but one of these factors is their records. The two goats have loads of records in their names. However, there are some records that neither superstar has broken and may never break until they retire. Let's take a quick look at six of them below.
1. The most goals scored in the European Cup finals.
Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas have the most goals in European Cup finals with seven each. Messi has scored only two final goals while Ronaldo has four.
2. European Cup and Champions League victories.
Francisco Gento holds the record for being the only player to have won six European Cups. He won all with Real Madrid from 1956 to 1966. Although Messi has won four with Barcelona and Ronaldo has won five with Manchester United and Real Madrid.
3. Champions League victories with various teams.
Clarence Seedorf is the only player to have won the Champions League with three different teams, which include Ajax, Real Madrid, and AC Milan (twice). Ronaldo could have probably broken this record provided he won the Champions League with Juventus, but that wasn't possible as he recently moved to Manchester United, where he has already won the competition.
4. Hat-tricks in consecutive Champions League games.
This one is very difficult but still possible for Ronaldo and Messi. Luiz Adriano holds the record for being the only player to have registered a hat-trick for Shakhtar Donetsk in 2014 in games home and away against BATE Borisov. This record has never been broken by Ronaldo or Messi as they have never scored trebles in consecutive Champions League games.
5. Most goals scored in a single European season.
Radamel Falcao once netted a mind-blowing 18 goals during the 2010-11 season as Porto secured the Europa League title. Ronaldo came close to breaking the record in 2014 when he hit 17, but Messi is still stuck on 14 goals.
6. The Champions League's fastest hat-trick.
Previous Swansea striker Bafétimbi Gomis holds the record for the quickest Champions League hat-trick, which happened in only eight minutes as Olympic Lyonnais trashed Dinamo Zagreb 7-1 in 2011. Messi and Ronaldo's quickest hat-trick has been inside 16 minutes and 12 minutes individually.
Which of these records is the easiest to break?
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