The Messi and Ronaldo Era is Over! Who Will be the Next King of Soccer
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Sporting striker has won the competition five times and Lionel Messi has won it four times with Barcelona, but it seems more fashionable. Moreover, the time of their rule and supremacy is gradually coming to an end. Both players are top scorers as both have fantastic UEFA Champions League goal histories. Ronaldo won the Champions League Golden Boot seven times and Messi six times. Only Gerd Muller comes close to this fantastic duo with one place in the table and four Champions League goalscoring titles. Both have scored in European club competition finals, twice for Lionel Messi and four for Ronaldo. Records show these two supermen have scored a total of 245 goals in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo scored 130 goals and provided 38 assists while Lionel Messi scored 115 goals and provided 33 assists.
Goals at the club level
Cristiano Ronaldo never looked back and never missed an opportunity, scoring twice in Portugal's Nations League win over Switzerland. The Portuguese has now scored 117 goals in 188 appearances for his country, extending his lead over Iran's Ali Daeis' previous record of 109 goals for his country in 2021.
Goals per Competition
Both players ended the season with the lowest goals tally in years. Under Messi, he scored 11 goals for Paris SaintGermain, his worst tally since the 2005 to 2006 season when he scored eight goals. No wonder Leo has scored more goals for Argentina (14) than for PSG this season. For the first time he has scored more goals for his country than for the club. While it may come as a bit of a shock, Messi managed to provide the French giants with 15 assists, somewhat making up for his poor record.
Still in the mix
While age is a reason for the low ratings, moving to new clubs may also have played a role as PSG and Manchester United have fared less well. While PSG managed to win another Ligue 1 title, Real Madrid's exit from the Champions League meant the French side lost again. As for Cristiano, United also failed to qualify for next year's Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League after being banned from Europe by Atletico Madrid. At club level, however, both have a similar goal tally of goals. Messi has scored 682 goals between Barcelona and PSG while Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 699 goals between Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
Players That Are Below Advanced Players
The educational level of young players in modern football is so high that players under 23 have a real chance of being recognized as the best in the world. Trent Alexander Arnold is a phenomenal rightback who could also play in midfield, while central midfielders Pedri and Phil Foden have the potential to become the new Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Personality names like the development of Vinicius Jrs at Real Madrid have hit hard after 's slow start and now there's a very realistic scenario of all three Real Madrid forwards being suspended at the start of the 2022 season 23 for all top three U23 players. Forward for today's game.
Players who could be the next Messi
Like the guy on the previous slide, Martin Odegaard has multiple records to his name. Making his debut aged 15 years and 253 days, he became the youngest player to represent Norway in the senior team. He also became Real Madrid's youngest player at 16 years and 157 days. The Norwegian is a very creative player and very useful in set pieces. What the stats don't reveal is the creative side of his game.He averaged 3.2 key passes, 36.4 assists, 1.9 crosses and 1.8 long balls per game, making him one of the most creative players in the Eredivisie.
Another Real Madrid player joins the list in Marco Asensio. The Spain international is one of the most talented youngsters in the world and is highly regarded for his skills. A creative player who can shoot from distance with a gifted left foot will of course be compared to Messi. In fact, Zidane said Asensio's left foot is as good as Lionel Messi's. He's only 23 and has already caused a stir in fraternity football. A Blancos showed his talent but never reached the level expected from him.
The brilliant performances of the day and he even eclipsed Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho and was in many ways their best player since Lionel Messi. The left winger has shown his true potential this season, even drawing comparisons to Messi.In 31 games, he scored 13 goals and had 6 assists. Many of those goals came at crucial moments of the game and were gamechanging, demonstrating his ability to score the decisive goal at just the right moment.
Argentine sensation Paulo Dybala has often been compared to his compatriot. In fact, their playing styles are so similar that Argentina has failed to integrate them into one team. Hailed by many as one of the best forwards in the world, has the potential to turn the tide of a game. The 25-year-old has scored 9 goals and provided 6 assists in 31 games. Those stats don't bode well for someone like Dybala, but he's showing signs of improvement. In his final 400 minutes in Serie A, he scored four goals and provided two assists, proving his return to form.