Lionel Messi is really playing some of the best football of his shining career just at age 33, taking La Liga by storm in the recent months.
Lionel Messi has dropped Masterclass just after the masterclass in Spanish top-flight of late. This is his latest coming in a 6-1 victory away at Real Sociedad.
The Argentine Superstar scored 2 out of Barcelona’s six goals, thereby taking his overall tally in La Liga to 23 this season.
This is four more than Luis Suarez, his good friend in second place.
Two of Lionel Messi’s goals against Sociedad all came from open play also, which is the 635th and the 636th of his career in that regard.
This now means that he has scored more non-penalty goals during in time in professional football than Christiano Ronaldo, his rival.
Lionel Messi has achieved that feat in 144 fewer games
Lionel Messi has as well achieved that feat in 144 fewer games, with Christiano Ronaldo’s record of 635 coming in 1054 appearances for both country and club.
The 636 non-penalty goals of Messi have as well been scored aT A rate of 1 out of every 117 minutes.
While Christiano Ronaldo has struck from open play every 135 minutes throughout the course of his career.
But, while the Argentine is the overall winner, Christiano Ronaldo is really dominant with non-penalty goals on the international stage.
Though, for Portugal, Christiano Ronaldo has scored 91 non-penalty goals at a rate of 1 every 148 minutes.
In comparison, Lionel Messi has only struck 51 times from open play for his country, owning an inferior ratio of 213 minutes per one goal as a result.
Christiano Ronaldo (116) also has scored more non-penalty goals in the Champions League than Lionel Messi (104). However at a far slower rate.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently taking 134 minutes to strike from open play in the elite competition of Europe. While Lionel Messi is achieving the feat every 119 minutes.
The two players have really taken goalscoring to scary new heights. Throughout their time at the very top of the game. This is a level that no other footballer has reached ever.
Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two greatest that the sport has seen ever.
Also, when any of them overtakes the other in a particular department. It is best to just take a step back and appreciate the success of both of them.
The reason is that we may never see anything again like Messi vs Ronaldo again.